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Eisner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for an ironworker smith or ironmonger from an agent derivative of Middle High German īsen and German Eisen ‘iron’ (see Eisen ).

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


Similar surnames: Reisner, Eigner, Beisner, Risner, Weisner, Weisser, Eiser, Kasner

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Where is the Eisner family from?

You can see how Eisner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eisner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Eisner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 107 Eisner families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Eisner's in USA. New York had the highest population of Eisner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eisner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eisner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eisner. 17% of Eisner men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Eisner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eisner were Lawyer and Stenographer. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Lawyer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Eisner. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Eisner. For the veterans among your Eisner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eisner lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Eisner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eisner in 1949 was 57, and 85 in 2004.

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