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Meister Early Origins



The surname Meister was first found in Switzerland, where the family is considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. Meaning "master" in German, the name was probably a nickname given either to a man who had a bossy demeanor, or to one who was a master of his craft.

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Meister Spelling Variations


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Meister Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meister, Mester, Meester and others.

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Meister Early History


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Meister Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meister research. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1340 is included under the topic Early Meister History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meister Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meister Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Meister Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meister Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hans Meister, who arrived in America in 1640

Meister Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Koenraet Meister, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Meister, who landed in Carolina in 1734
  • Jacob Meister, who arrived in Carolina in 1734
  • Christopher Meister, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Veit Meister, who arrived in America in 1744
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Meister Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Balthasar Meister, who arrived in America in 1833
  • Friderike Luise Meister, aged 33, landed in America in 1843
  • Michael H Meister, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Frederick William Meister, aged 26, arrived in Missouri in 1847
  • Jean Meister, aged 29, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Meister Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Eduard Meister, who landed in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meister (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meister (post 1700)



  • Michael W. Meister, American art historian, archaeologist and architectural historian
  • Alton Meister (1922-1995), American biochemist who made pioneering contributions on the study of glutathione metabolism
  • George B. Meister (1864-1908), American professional baseball player
  • John Meister (1863-1923), American baseball player
  • David Meister (b. 1962), American fashion designer
  • Steve Meister (b. 1958), former professional tennis player from the United States
  • Mike G. Meister, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1994
  • Michael Meister, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 2004
  • Louis Meister, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 14th District, 1899-1901
  • George A. Meister, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Secretary of State of Nebraska, 1966
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Meister


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Suggested Readings for the name Meister



  • A History of the Meister-Alli.
  • Families, their Emigration to and Settlement in America by H.D. Meister.

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Meister Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Meister Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meister Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 09:46.

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