When Samuel Maier was born on 13 April 1613, in Sehningen, Boll, Göppingen, Württemberg, German Empire, his father, Georg Maier, was 27 and his mother, Anna Maria Majer, was 26. He married Elisabetha about 1639. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1673, in Wolfartsweier, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, at the age of 60.
Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Hans, Otto, Helmut, Manfred, Gerhard, Lothar, Armin, Erwin, Franz, Heinz, Rudi.
German and Dutch (of German origin): variant of Mayer (see Meyer 1). The German surname in this form is also found in some other European countries, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Czechia.
Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a variant of the personal name Meyer (see Meyer 2).
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