Origins Available: German-Alt
The name Meeier is an occupational
hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a mayor, or elected head of the community. The name stems from the German word "meier," meaning mayor.
Early Origins of the Meeier family
The surname Meeier was first found in Prussia
, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Meeier family
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Meeier Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Meier, Meierr, Meieres, Meiers, Meierr, Meierrs, Meierres, Meeier, Mire, Mier, Miere and many more.
Early Notables of the Meeier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Meeier family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Mier, who arrived in Pennsylvania sometime between 1618 and 1718; John Meare, who settled in Maryland in 1658; Hugh Meare, who arrived in Virginia in 1672.