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Metayer Name Meaning

French (Métayer): status name for a tenant farmer who held land on condition of sharing its produce equally with the landlord, Old French meitier (an agent derivative of meitié ‘half’, Late Latin medietas, from medius ‘middle’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Meyer, Mayer, Hayer, Mestayer, Metteer, Metzner, Meter, Metzger

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Metayer Family Origin

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Metayer Family Occupations

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  • Hairdresser

    50%
  • Professor Of French

    50%

In 1881, the most common Metayer occupation in the UK was Hairdresser. 50% of Metayer's were Hairdressers. Hairdresser and Professor Of French were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Metayer.

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Metayer Historical Records

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Metayer Life Expectancy

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