Anna Meyer

Female1737–3 October 1790

Brief Life History of Anna

Anna Meyer was born in 1737, in Niederbipp, Bern, Switzerland. She married Jakob Schuerch on 28 November 1765, in Niederbipp, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 3 October 1790, in Rohrbach, Bern, Switzerland, at the age of 53.

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Jakob Schuerch
Anna Meyer
Marriage: 28 November 1765
Elisabeth Schuerch
Daniel Schuerch
Hans Jakob Schuerch
Katharina Schuerch

Sources (7)

  • Anna Meyer in entry for Hanss Jacob, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Anna Meyer in entry for Jacob Schüsch, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Anna Meyer in entry for Elisabeth, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1765Niederbipp, Bern, Switzerland
  • Children (4)

    Name Meaning

    German and Swiss German: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin maior ‘greater, superior’). This form of the surname is also established in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine); see also 3 below. Compare Maier , Mayer , Meier , and Myer .

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer, from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of or ‘light’ with the prefix m-. Compare Maier , Majer , Major , Mayer , Mayor , Meier , and Meir .

    Dutch: variant, also Flemish and Americanized, of Meijer , a cognate of 1 above. This surname is also established in South Africa, where it was also brought from France (see 1 above).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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