Subject: Re: Surname: Fitzmayer
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest)
Date: November 24, 2004 at 12:37:11 AM
Reply to: Surname: Fitzmayer by Stef
I don't know about the Phits-part, I haven't seen it in German names.
Mayer/Maier/Meyer/Meier is a *very* common name in Germany (if you take the four together, it will be #3), and it has at least three possible derivations, two of which you will find on this site (including the Jewish one).In addition to that M. can be a variation of Lower German Meiger ("mower"), the High German word being "Mäher" (with an A umlaut).

Andy ;—)
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