Walter Meyer

8 August 1903–23 February 1982 (Age 78)
Luzerna, Santa Catarina, Brazil

The Life of Walter

When Walter Meyer was born on 8 August 1903, in Luzerna, Santa Catarina, Brazil, his father, Anton Meyer, was 28 and his mother, Anna Maria Kupper, was 30. He married Maria Agnes Amstalden on 1 February 1932, in Indaiatuba, São Paulo, Brazil. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil in 1954. He died on 23 February 1982, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Walter Meyer
Maria Agnes Amstalden
Marriage: 1 February 1932
Antonio Otmar Meyer
Pedro Cornelio Meyer

Spouse and Children

1 February 1932
Indaiatuba, São Paulo, Brazil


Parents and Siblings

    Anton Meyer


    Anna Maria Kupper




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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  • Valter Meyer, “Brasil, São Paulo, Cartões de Imigração, 1902-1980”
  • Valter Meyer, “Brasil, São Paulo, Cartões de Imigração, 1902-1980”
  • Valter Meyer, “Brasil, São Paulo, Cartões de Imigração, 1902-1980”

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