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Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. du mEHtz(Medieval Jewish, Old French)  [key]
Other Forms FormsMetz, Metzer, Messer, Metzen, Mecze

Meaning & History

A medieval Ashkenazic French habitational name originally meaning "of Metz", from the city of Metz (now known as Mettis) in Lorraine, which was originally known as Mediomatrica, after the Gaulish tribe of the Mediomatrici. Alternate meanings and variations of the surname have occurred in Austria, Germany, and Poland.

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Added 9/11/2019 by jenna.lucille
Edited 9/11/2019 by jenna.lucille