Majer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Majer family

The surname Majer was first found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Important Dates for the Majer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Majer research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1756, 1408 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Majer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Majer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Maigre, Lemaigre, Maigret, Maigrot, Meigret, Mégret, Magre, Magret, Magrin, Magrou, Magron, Maigrot, Megret, Major and many more.

Early Notables of the Majer family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Majer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Majer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Majer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elisabetha Majer, who arrived in America in 1749 [1]
  • Catharina Majer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Valentin Majer, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1762 [1]
  • Johann Martin Majer, who landed in America in 1772 [1]
Majer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Majer, who landed in America in 1832 [1]
  • Jan Majer, aged 20, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893 [1]
Majer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Johannes Majer, who landed in America in 1922 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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