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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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Merchant

    9%
  • Brickmason

    4%

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

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Between 1946 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eisen

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