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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Metzler family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Metzler is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a butcher. The surname Metzler is derived from the German word metzger, which means butcher.

Metzler Early Origins



The surname Metzler was first found in Bavaria, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. Chronicles first mention Burch vor der Mezzje of Zuerich in 1258, and Conrad hinter der Mezzje of Constance in 1259. The literal translation of the name into English would be "butcher" or "meat market." In their later history the family became a power unto themselves, and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Metzler Spelling Variations


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Metzler Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Metzler include Metzger, Mezger, Metzeler, Metzler, Mezler and others.

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Metzler Early History


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Metzler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Metzler research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1740, 1623, 1687, 1635, 1683, 1632, 1701, 1637, 1702 and 1775 are included under the topic Early Metzler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Metzler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Metzler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Metzler in this period include Georg Balthasar Metzger (1623-1687), a German physician and scientist, one of the four founding members of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Schweinfurt; Joseph Mezger (1635-1683), an Austrian Benedictine of St. Peter's Archabbey, Salzburg; Francis Mezger (1632-1701)...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Metzler 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Metzler or a variant listed above:

Metzler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Metzler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • J Daniel Metzler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • John Metzler, who arrived in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1764
  • A Elisab Metzler, who arrived in America in 1764-1798
  • Marg Elisab Metzler, who arrived in America in 1764-1798
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Metzler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adelh Metzler, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Valentin Metzler, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1844
  • Heinrich Metzler, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Johann Metzler, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Louis Metzler, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Metzler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Metzler, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Elisabeth Metzler, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Emanuel Metzler, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Magdelena Metzler, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Margereta Metzler, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Metzler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Metzler (post 1700)



  • Lloyd Metzler (1913-1980), American economist
  • John "Jack" C. Metzler Sr. (1909-1990), former Superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, father of John C. Metzler, Jr
  • John C. Metzler Jr. (b. 1947), Superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia
  • Jim Metzler (b. 1951), American television and film actor
  • Alex Metzler (1903-1973), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • William Metzler, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Erie County 4th District, 1900
  • Warren W. Metzler, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972
  • Jeff L. Metzler, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wyoming State Senate from Park County, 1964
  • Don Metzler, American Republican politician, Chair of Madison County Republican Party, 2002
  • Mrs. Charles Metzler, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1960
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Metzler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Metzler 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.

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