Meyers

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This article is about the surname Meyers. For other uses, see Meyers (disambiguation).
Meyers
Family name
Pronunciation my-ers
Related names Myers, 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 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.