Last name: METZ

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METZ : This last name is indexed 542,338 times on Geneanet!

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METZ : 1: German: from a short form of the female personal name Mechthild composed of ancient Germanic maht ‘might strength’ + hild ‘strife battle’.2: German French (Alsace and Lorraine) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Metz in Lorraine which took its name from a Gaulish tribe the Mediomatrici; in the name of the place this became abbreviated to Mettis hence the modern name.3: German: from Mätz a short form of the personal name Matthias (see Matthew).4: North German: metonymic occupational name for a cutler from Middle Low German messet metset ‘knife dagger’ or Middle High German metz(e) ‘knife’. Compare Messer 1. This surname is also found in Poland.

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