Meyer is a surname of English origin, many branches of the Meyer family trace their origins to Anglo-Saxon England. The name is derived from the Old English name maire, meaning Mayor, or an officer in charge of legal matters. The English surname may also mean "physician" (from "mire", Old French, or "marsh" (from "myrr", Old Norse}.
The surname can also be of German and Jewish origin, deriving from the German word "meiger", meaning Mayor, the name likely traces its origins to a wealthy landholder. Among German Jews, "Meyer" converged with the etymologically unconnected name "Meir", which is derived from Hebrew.
Albert I. Meyers (1932–2007), American organic chemist, professor at Colorado State University
Ann Meyers (born 1955), former American basketball player and current sportscaster
Ari Meyers (born 1969), American actress, best known from the television series Kate & Allie
Brad Meyers (born 1980), Australian National Rugby League player
Bruce F. Meyers, American car designer and entrepreneur, best known for the Meyers Manx dune buggy
Charles M. Meyers, park keeper and early designer of Washington Park in Portland, Oregon
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