Meyer (1)
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Surname MEYER (1)
SOURCE: Occupation
USAGE: German
PRONOUNCED: MIE-u   [details]
Meaning & History
From the Middle High German word meier meaning "higher, superior". It was used for landholder's stewards or great farmers or leaseholders (nowadays a Meier is a dairy farmer). Meier and Meyer are used more often in northern Germany while Maier and Mayer are used in southern Germany.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Maier, Mayer, Meier
SAME SPELLING: Meyer (2)