Metzner Family History
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Metzner Name Meaning
German (Silesia, Saxony, Bavaria, and Austria): from Middle High German metze, a small dry-measure for grain or flour, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of measures or for a miller’s assistant (who measured the quantity of flour due to the miller as payment in kind). South German: occupational name for a butcher, from an agent derivative of Middle High German metzjen, metzigen ‘to butcher’. German: habitational name for someone from Metzen in Lower Bavaria.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Metzger, Metzler, Metzer, Netzer, Matzner, Fetzer, Retzer, Kutzner