Georg Ludwig Meyer

Male13 April 1860–

Brief Life History of Georg Ludwig

When Georg Ludwig Meyer was born on 13 April 1860, in Reinheim, Kreis Dieburg, Grand Duchy of Hesse, his father, Johann Ludwig Meyer, was 23 and his mother, Elisabethe Ritsert, was 27. He lived in Überau, Kreis Dieburg, Grand Duchy of Hesse in 1860.

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Georg Ludwig Meyer
1860–
Elisabeth Margarethe Plöser
1862–

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  • Georg Ludwig Meyer, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Georg Ludwig Meÿer, "Germany, Hesse-Nassau, Civil Registers and Church Books, 1701-1875"
  • Georg Ludwig Meyer, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"

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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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