Meister Family History
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). As a Jewish surname it denoted a rabbi as a leading figure in a Jewish community. The German surname in this form is also found in some other European countries e.g. in France (Alsace) the Netherlands Czechia and Poland. Germanized form of Slovenian Majster or Majšter and possibly also of Czech Majstr: status name of ultimate German origin (see 1 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press