Last name origin & meaning:
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for someone who was
master of his craft, from Middle High German meister ‘master’
(from Latin magister). The surname Meister is
established throughout central Europe; in Poland it is also spelled
Majster. As an Ashkenazic Jewish surname it denoted a rabbi as
a leading figure in a Jewish community.
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