Misner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Misner family

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.

Important Dates for the Misner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Misner research. Another 149 words (11 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.

Misner Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Misner family (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.

Misner migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Misner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lizzie Misner, aged 40, originally from England, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Germanic" from Liverpool, England [1]
  • Francine Misner, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Saale" from Bremen, Germany [2]
Misner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Sarah Misner, aged 18, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Southampton, England [3]
  • Hyman Misner, aged 40, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Southampton, England [4]
  • Ray H. Misner, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Mexico" from Vera Cruz, Mexico [5]
  • Susan Misner, aged 54, originally from Bouvis Pt., Canada, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1924 aboard the ship "Rosalind" from Halifax, Nova Scotia [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Misner (post 1700)

  • Charles W. Misner (b. 1932), American physicist and one of the authors of Gravitation; he identified Misner space
  • Ivan Misner, American founder and chairman of the business networking organization BNI
  • Susan Misner (b. 1971), American dancer, television and film actress
  • F. A. Misner, American politician, Mayor of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1886 [7]
  • E. M. Misner, American politician, Mayor of Decatur, Illinois, 1871 [7]
  • 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 [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J654-4XQ : 6 December 2014), Lizzie Misner, 18 Nov 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Germanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXSV-PMX : 6 December 2014), Francine Misner, 30 Jul 1895; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Saale, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF6N-J3N : 6 December 2014), Sarah Misner, 30 Dec 1906; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF6N-J3F : 6 December 2014), Hyman Misner, 30 Dec 1906; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXTC-5QS : 6 December 2014), Ray H. Misner, 06 Mar 1909; citing departure port Vera Cruz, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name Mexico, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNH7-CZ4 : 6 December 2014), Susan Misner, 04 Sep 1924; citing departure port Halifax, Nova Scotia, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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