Meister Family History
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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