Maior

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maior (also spelled major) in Latin means greater, as in magnus-maior-maximus. The opposite is minor, smaller.

Many professions derive from it, like maior domus, major, mayor, and thus many surnames, especially German surnames like Maier, Meier, Meyer, Meir, Mayer, Meyr, and the Dutch surname Meijer.

Many placenames also use maior in the meaning of upper: