Metayer Family History
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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