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Metzner Coat of Arms / Metzner Family Crest

Metzner Coat of Arms / Metzner Family Crest

The associated coat of arms for this name are recorded in J.B Rietstaps Armorial General. Illustrated by V & H.V Rolland's. This Monumental work took 23 years to complete and 85,000 coats of Arms are included in this work. This surname of METZNER is of two-fold origin. It was a Jewish habitation name from METZ in Lorraine, and a Low German occupational name for a cutler, a maker of knives and swords. It was in the cities and large towns that the various workers in metal of one kind or another developed. Protected and matured by the craft guilds they formed in the Middle Ages, they rose in rank above the peasants in the country districts. They were considered to be highly skilled craftsmen. Men did not hesitate to engage in fierce combat during this time, and they desired as much armour and strong weapons as possible. The name is also spelt MERTZ, MERTS, METZER, MESTE, MESTEMACHER, MESTWERDT and MESTWARB. It was in the cities and large towns that the various workers in metal of one kind or another developed. Protected and matured by the craft guilds they formed in the Middle Ages, they rose in rank above the peasants in the country districts. They were considered to be highly skilled craftsmen. Men did not hesitate to engage in fierce combat during this time, and they desired as much armour and strong weapons as possible. A minor notable of the name is Edwin Theodore MERTZ, born on the 6th December, 1909, the American educator. His appointments have included assistant professor of Agricultural Chemistry at Purdue University, Indianna, and professor of Biochemistry. He is the author of numerous papers and the author of the book 'Elementary Biochemistry' (1960). Surnames which were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have the same meaning in many languages. The court of Charlemagne (Charles the Great, king of the Franks (742-814) was Christian and Latin speaking). The vernacular was the Frankish dialect of Old High German, and the personal names in use were Germanic and vernacular. These names were adopted in many parts of northwest Europe, particularly among the noble ruling classes. Hereditary surnames were found in Germany in the second half of the 12th century - a little later than in England and France. It was about the 16th century that they became stabilized.


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last updated on: September 13 2018

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