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Definition: From the Middle High German word "meiger," meaning "higher or superior," often used for stewards of landholders or great farmers or leaseholders - today a Meier is a dairy farmer. Meier and Meyer are used more often in Northern Germany, while Maier and Mayer are found more frequently in Southern Germany.

Surname Origin: German

Alternate Surname Spellings: MEIER, MAYER, MAIER, MIER, MEIR

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Common Surname Search Tips
Tips and tricks for researching common surnames and picking your MEYER ancestors out from the crowd.

MEYER Family Genealogy Forum
Free message board is focused on descendants of MEYER ancestors around the world.

MEYER Family Trees on the Web
The AOL Genealogy Forum has collected a number of Web pages related to Meyer genealogy.

FamilySearch - MEYER Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the MEYER surname.

MEYER Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Meyer surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Cousin Connect - MEYER Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname MEYER, and sign up for free notification when new Meyer queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - MEYER Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name MEYER.

MyCinnamonToast.com - MEYER Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the MEYER surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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