Anna Meyer

22 January 1631–
Zürich, Switzerland

The Life of Anna

When Anna Meyer was born on 22 January 1631, in Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Sebastian “Baschi” Meyer, was 39 and her mother, Ottilia “Tylli” Mueller, was 32.

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Sebastian “Baschi” Meyer
Ottilia “Tylli” Mueller
Johannes Jacob Meyer
Elsbetha Meyer
Samuel Meyer
Jagli Meyer
Hans Meyer
Anna Meyer
Jacob Meyer
Casper Meyer

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World Events (1)


Age 17

All European peace treaty formally accepts Switzerland as an independent nation.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: 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 māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

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

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