Meyers is a surname of English origin, many branches of the Meyers family trace their origins to Anglo-Saxon England. The name is derived from the Old English name maire, meaning Mayor, or an officer in charge of legal matters. The English surname may also mean "physician" (from "mire", Old French, or "marsh" (from "myrr", Old Norse}.
In the form "Meyer" (without the s) the surname can be of Jewish and German origin, deriving from the German word "meiger", meaning Mayor, the name likely traces its origins to a wealthy landholder. Among German Jews, "Meyer" converged with the etymologically unconnected name "Meir", which is derived from Hebrew.
By Dean Hanley
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