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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 Family Origin

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Eisen Family Occupations

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In 1921, Student and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Eisen. 20% of Eisen men worked as a Student and 67% of Eisen women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eisen were Journalier and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    20%
  • Barrister
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Journalier
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Operator
    67%
  • Stenographer
    34%

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

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 Canada, 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

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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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