Hans Heinrich Meyer

Brief Life History of Hans Heinrich

Hans Heinrich Meyer was born on 30 January 1732, in Wiedikon, Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland as the son of Elisabeth Lindener.

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Family Time Line

Elisabeth Lindener
1696–1758
Hans Caspar Meyer
1719–
Elisabetha Meyer
1720–
Elisabeth Meyer
1723–1797
Rudolf Meyer
1725–
Anna Meyer
1727–1749
Salomon Meyer
1729–1805
Hans Heinrich Meyer
1732–
Hans Jacob Meyer
1734–1806

Sources (2)

  • Hans Heinrich Meyer, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Hans Heinrich Meyer -

World Events (3)

1798

Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.

1800

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

1848

New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.

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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