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Profiles

  • Aaron Meyer (1846 - 1902)
  • Abraham Meyer (deceased)
  • Abraham Meyer (1690 - 1738)
    A pioneer ancestor, Abraham immigrated before 1718. He lived in what was then known as Conestoga Township Chester County but is now known as Earl Township Lancaster County. He signed a road petition in...
  • Abraham Meyer (1863 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Meier, Abraham geboren am 05. Januar 1863 in Mülheim a. d. Ruhr / - / Rheinprovinz wohnhaft in Mülheim a. d. Ruhr Deportation: ab Düsseldorf 21. Juli 1942...

About the Meyer surname

El apellido Meyer según lo que alcancé a averiguar ..es creado en Alemania en el siglo XV ..por agricultores .. según dicen los que estudiaron mas el apellido, que Meyer en el antiguo idioma alemán significaba terrateniente trabajador del campo .. esta información estoy un 99, 9 % que es certera .. ya que hace tiempo que vengo estudiando mis orígenes y esta información fue brindada por demás gente que venía estudiando el apellido como yo .. (spanish)

Meyer Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin maior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

Danish: variant spelling of Meier