Meyers family crest

Meyers family crest

Colors on the Meyers family crest explained

Argent (silver) -  symbolizes the Myers values of sincerity and peacefulness.

Sable (black) - symbolizes constancy and the enduring nature of the Meyers family.  


  Symbols on the Meyers family crest explained  

The ship - represents adventure and signifies the adventurous spirit and origin of the earliest Meyers family members.


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Origins of the Meyers family name

Meyers is a German surname.

The earliest known origin of the name is from Bavaria, where the name was first found in records dating back to the 12th century.

The name is thought to be derived from the given name Meyer or Meir, which is a Hebrew name meaning "light" or "enlightened".


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Summary of the Meyers family and the Meyers family crest

  • The first recorded use of the Meyers surname dates back to the 12th century.
  • It is possible that the earliest Meyers family came from the Netherlands, as many families in Cologne and Frankfurt at this time were of Dutch origin.
  • The name Meyers became popular in Germany during the Middle Ages, and it is one of the most common German surnames today.
  •  It is thought to have been a popular name among German nobles at that time.
  • The Meyers family was one of the most powerful families in Germany during the Middle Ages, and their influence can be seen in many aspects of German culture and history.
  • The first officially recorded instance of the Meyers name was in the year 1295, when a man named Heinrich Meyer is listed in the records of the city of Frankfurt.
  • The family also has a long history of military service, dating back to the Thirty Years' War in the 17th century.
  • The Meyers family name is also spelled "Meyer".
  • The first Meyers in America was Peter Meyer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1733.
  • Peter Meyer was born in Germany in 1710 and died in America in 1785. He was a Mennonite minister.
  • Over the next few generations, the Meyers family spread to other states, including Ohio, Illinois, and California.
  • Today, all Meyers in the United States can still trace their roots back to medieval Germany.