Eisen Family History

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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 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

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

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Eisen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eisen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eisen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Eisen Family Origin

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Eisen Family Occupations

What did your Eisen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eisen. The most common Eisen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 9% of Eisen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Eisen family was Brickmason.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Merchant

  • Brickmason


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Eisen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Eisen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eisen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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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Draft Card

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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Eisen Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eisen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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