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The name Meieres 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.

Meieres Early Origins



The surname Meieres 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.

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Meieres Early History


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Meieres Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meieres research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1743 and 1753 are included under the topic Early Meieres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meieres Spelling Variations


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Meieres Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meier, Meierr, Meieres, Meiers, Meierr, Meierrs, Meierres, Meeier, Mire, Mier, Miere and many more.

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Meieres Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meieres Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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