Meyers

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Meyers
Family name
Meaningmayor, physician, marsh
Related namesMyers, Myars, Miares, Myeres
 
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This article is about the surname Meyers. For other uses, see Meyers (disambiguation).
Meyers
Family name
Meaningmayor, physician, marsh
Related namesMyers, Myars, Miares, Myeres

Meyers is a surname of English origin, many branches of the Meyers 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.[1] The English surname may also mean "physician" (from "mire", Old French, or "marsh" (from "myrr", Old Norse}.[2]

In the form "Meyer" (without the s) the surname can be of Jewish and German 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.

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  1. ^ Meyers family crest
  2. ^ "Myers - name meaning & origin". genealogy.about.com. Retrieved 2008-02-11.