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Origin and popularity of the name MAJER


Majer : 1: Polish Czech Slovak Slovenian Croatian and Serbian; Hungarian (also Májer): status name for a steward bailiff or tenant farmer from a Slavicized or Hungarized form of German Meyer 1 Mayer 4. As a Slovenian surname it is derived from the loanword majer ‘steward bailiff’ which also denoted a hired worker on a forest estate. Compare Maier 4 and Mayer 6.2: Slovak: from majer ‘manor farm estate’ a loanword from German (compare 1 above) probably used to denote a person living and working at the farm. Compare Majernik.3: Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a variant of the personal name Meyer (see Meyer 2).4: German: variant of Maier 1 (see Meyer 1).5: German: variant of Macher 2.


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

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