A German and Dutch surname which refers to an iron worker or cutter. The German term ‘eisen’ means iron. Variations in spelling for Eisenhower include Eisenhauer, Elsenhauer, Eisemann and Eisenmann. The Eisenhower name is concentrated in Germany, but also found in Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium. Within the United States the Eisenhower families were mostly in Pennsylvania and several other locations including Missouri, Illinois New York, Alabama, Texas, California and Washington. Famous: Dwight D. Eisenhower (U. S. five-star general and President of the United States in the 1950s), David Eisenhower (American historian), Jennie E. Eisenhower (a theater and movie actress) and Milton Eisenhower (president of American University).