Type Surname (from occupation)
Other Forms FormsKmet´ (slovak)
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.