Jacob Meyer

6 January 1622–
Birmensdorf, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Meyer was born on 6 January 1622, in Birmensdorf, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Jacob Meyer, was 39 and his mother, Barbel Schnyder, was 37. He married Elsbeth Widmer on 2 March 1647, in Birmensdorf, Zürich, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Meyer
1622–
Elsbeth Widmer
1626–
Marriage: 2 March 1647
Catharina Meyer
1649–1650
Christian Meier
1667–1717
Barbel Meyer
1650–
Catharina Meyer
1651–
Anna Meyer
1656–
Marthi Meyer
1658–1736
Magdalena Meyer
1660–
Maria Meyer
1662–
Margaretha Meyer
1664–
Johannes Meyer
1665–1722
Meyer
1667–1667

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 March 1647
Birmensdorf, Zürich, Switzerland
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (1)

1648

Age 26

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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