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Meissner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Meissen in Germany, earlier (968 ad) recorded as Misna, Misina, named for the small river Misna (today Meisabach), whose name is very ancient, probably pre-Slavic. The place was famous in the Middle Ages for the fine linen cloth produced there, and the German surname may also be an occupational name for a manufacturer or seller of such wares.

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


Similar surnames: Reisner, Messner, Messer, Weisser, Essner, Eisner, Meister, Meisner

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Meissner Family Origin

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Meissner Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Bayman

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Baker

    3%

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In 1880, Farmer, Bayman and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meissner. A less common occupation for the Meissner family was Baker. The most common Meissner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Meissner's were Farmers.

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Meissner Life Expectancy

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