Metayer Family History

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Metayer Name Meaning

French (Métayer): status name for a tenant farmer who held land on condition of sharing its produce equally with the landlord, Old French meitier (an agent derivative of meitié ‘half’, Late Latin medietas, from medius ‘middle’).

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


Similar surnames: Meyer, Mayer, Hayer, Mestayer, Metteer, Metzner, Meter, Metzger

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Metayer Family Origin

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Metayer Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    17%
  • At School

    10%
  • Journalier

    10%
  • Baker

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Metayer family was Baker. The most common Metayer occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 17% of Metayer's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, At School and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Metayer.

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Metayer Historical Records

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Metayer Life Expectancy

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