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  1. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Why don't you look were they lived and what was their occupation, because the acceptance of a last name many time was based on the trade of the father . at about the year 1400 CE
    So is Meyer the same as Mayer = is a painter
     
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  3. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I know my grandfather who was a Meyer who either immigrated to the US from Germany with his parents and brother when he was young or was born in the US and had German ancestry. I believe my grandfather became a mechanic or owned a mechanic shop after he served in the US Navy back in the forties.

    I did some research on the two last names Meyer and Mayer and I found them both to be occupational heredity names for somebody who was a mayor.
     
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  5. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    Meyer and its variants are occupational heredity surnames for an ancestor who was a mayor. So different mayors in different parts of Europe with a job title sounding like mayor could have adopted the name Meyer or one of it variants without being connected to other Meyers.
     
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  7. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    Actually I believe the many branches of the Meyer family tree could still be one whole family tree.
     
  8. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    The reason I believe that all the branches of the Meyer families are one family tree is because I want to feel more connected.
     
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  9. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Everyone is related if you go back far enough.
     
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  10. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    That is true. I probably have plenty of relatives.
     
  11. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    So to sum up my ancestry I am a German, Polish, Irish, and Russian American. My last name is Meyer and I belong to the German branch of the Meyer family.
     
  12. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I am still unsure as to what level all or some Meyers are related or not. Meyer may be an occupational heredity surname but that does not mean different Meyers from around Europe cannot be closely related.
     
  13. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I did some research on my moms maiden name Colfer and I discovered it is of Irish ancestry and originates in County Wexford which was founded by the Vikings in southeastern Ireland.
     
  14. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I have discovered my mothers Irish maiden name Colfer may actually be a variant of the English surname Colford.
     
  15. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I believe the Meyer family is composed of many family trees and family branches. I believe I belong to the German family tree/branch of the Meyer family.
     
  16. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I have discovered that researching your ancestry online using your last name alone is ineffective because the information you get is not always accurate. It is best to research your ancestry through your family or family records. Based on what I know through my family I am a German, Polish, Irish, and Russian American.
     
  17. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    I believe if you tossed the Irish out it would be more realistic.
     
  18. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I am not lying about being Irish my friend.
     
  19. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Up to 1945 Irish was an unknown creature in Europa
     
  20. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I believe what is today Ireland was once part of the British Empire before they declared independence. I believe they officially gained independence from the British Empire on April 24th 1916. The 1937 Constitution named this independent state Ireland. Ireland became a republic in 1949 and so ended its membership of the British Commonwealth.
     
  21. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    So you see if you were tracing your ancestry before 1940 Ireland was not probably on the map, probably like Scotland now.
     
  22. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    Ireland had been known as the Lordship of Ireland from 1171 -1541, the Kingdom of Ireland from 1541 - 1800, and it was part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1801 -1922.
     
  23. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    As you mention before it got its independence after ww l Otherwise it was a dumb colony no matter nice name you want to give her.
     

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