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Origin and popularity of the name MAIER


Maier : 1: German and Dutch (of German origin): variant of Mayer (see Meyer 1). The German surname in this form is also found in some other European countries e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Czechia.2: Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a variant of the personal name Meyer (see Meyer 2).3: Romanian: of German origin (see Meyer 1).4: Germanized form of Czech Slovenian Croatian Serbian and Hungarian Majer.5: Dutch: variant of Maijer ‘reaper mower’ (see Mayer 6).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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