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Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. KMET(Slovene)  [key]
Other Forms FormsKmet´ (slovak)

Meaning & History

Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, and Slovak status name for a type of peasant. In Slovenia this denoted a peasant who had his own landed property. In Serbia and elsewhere it was a status name for a feudal peasant farmer who cultivated the land of his lord instead of paying rent or doing military service. In Croatia it was also a term denoting a village headman.
Added 1/25/2016 by trisha_cluskey
Edited 2/11/2020 by Mike C and LMS