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The surname Misner belongs to a class of local surname, which are derived from the place where the original bearer lived or held land. Misner is a habitational surname, and is derived from an already- existing place name. The original bearer of the surname Misner lived in the town of Meissen, in the Saxony region of Germany.

Misner Early Origins



The surname Misner was first found in Meissen, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. The name refers to the city or principality of Meissen, now a part of Saxony. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Misner Spelling Variations


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Misner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meissner, Meisner, Misener, Meissener, Meisener, Misner, Meixner, Meichsner, Mechsner, Mexner and many more.

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Misner Early History


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Misner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Misner research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1411, 1436, 1753, 1803, 1822, 1848, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Misner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Misner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Misner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Misner at this time were Der Meissner, who was a Middle-High German poet of the late 13th century. August Gottlieb Meissner (1753-1803) was a professor in Prague before becoming the director of the Lyceum...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Misner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Joachim Meissner, who came to Philadelphia in 1753. He was followed by Georg Meissner, who came in 1754. Many Meissners came to Texas, including C.W. Meissner in 1855.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Misner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Misner (post 1700)



  • F. A. Misner, American politician, Mayor of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1886
  • E. M. Misner, American politician, Mayor of Decatur, Illinois, 1871
  • Charles E. Misner, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 23rd District, 1918; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1920, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    11. ...

    The Misner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Misner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 March 2016 at 01:03.

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