Martin Meyer or Ruerup

about 1655–
Stieghorst, Bielefeld, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Martin

Martin Meyer or Ruerup was born about 1655, in Stieghorst, Bielefeld, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany. He married Maria Ruerup on 2 December 1683. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters.

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Martin Meyer or Ruerup
1655–
Maria Ruerup
1660–1725
Marriage: 2 December 1683
Johann Hermann Ruerup
1684–1684
Adolf Ruerup
1685–1686
Johann Caspar Ruerup
1687–1687
Johan Ruerup
1688–1768
Anna Ilsabein Ruerup
1689–
Jost Diedrich Ruerup
1689–
Franz Heinrich Craimer Or Ruerup
1691–1771
Ruerup
1691–
Johann Heinrich Ruerup
1693–1693
Clara Ilsabein Ruerup
1695–
Catharina Margaretha Ruerup
1695–
Johann Heinrich Ruerup
1696–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 December 1683
children

(12)

+7 More Children

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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