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Eisen Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for an ironworker or smith or an ironmonger from Middle High German īsen ‘iron’ German Eisen Yiddish ayzn. 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 is also an artificial name.

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


Similar surnames: Eiben, Eigen, Leisen, Leiser, Reisen, Eiser, Eiden, Elsen, Neisen

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Where is the Eisen family from?

You can see how Eisen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eisen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eisen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Eisen family living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Eisen's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Eisen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eisen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eisen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eisen. 16% of Eisen men worked as a Salesman and 18% of Eisen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eisen were Proprietor and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    16%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Manager
    6%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Eisen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Eisen. For the veterans among your Eisen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eisen lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Eisen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Eisen in 1946 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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