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Meister Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for someone who was master of his craft, from Middle High German meister ‘master’ (from Latin magister). The surname Meister is established throughout central Europe; in Poland it is also spelled Majster. As an Ashkenazic Jewish surname it denoted a rabbi as a leading figure in a Jewish community.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Mester, Meisler, Meester, Leister, Feister, Weisser, Meisel, Meissner

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Meister Family Origin

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Meister Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Blacksmith

    22%
  • Farmer'S Son

    22%

In 1881, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Meister. The most common Meister occupation in Canada was Farmer. 56% of Meister's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Meister family was Farmer'S Son.

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Meister Life Expectancy

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