Metzner Family History
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