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.
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.
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.
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.
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 
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