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Eisen Family History

Eisen Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for an ironworker or smith, or an ironmonger, from Middle High German isen ‘iron’, German Eisen. It may also have been used as a nickname, with reference to the strength and hardness of iron or to its color, while as a Jewish name it was also adopted as an ornamental name from modern German Eisen ‘iron’ or the Yiddish cognate ayzn.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Eisen Families

  • Number of Eisen families
     62 - 121
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Eisen families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Eisen last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Eisen Family Origin

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Eisen Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Eisen

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Eisen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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