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Type Surname (from occupation & from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. MEES-tər(English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsDe Meester, Demeester, Mester, Meister, Meeter, Meijster, Master, Masterson, Masters, Maestri, Majster, Majšter, Majstr, Mešter

Meaning & History

Occupational name for a teacher, lecturer or a master craftsman, or a nickname for someone who had a bossy demeanor, derived from Dutch meester meaning "master". A famous bearer of this surname is the American actress, singer and model Leighton Meester (1986-).
Added 10/29/2022 by General9696
Edited 10/29/2022 by General9696