Metz Name Study

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Date: 30 Jul 2020
Location: not applicablemap
Surnames/tags: Matz Mitts
This page has been accessed 1,017 times.

About the Project

The Metz Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Metz name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Metz name. Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

Please contact the Study's coordinator Susan Merk or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

METZ One-Name-Study Template

To add a sticker to a profile, add this under the Biography: {{One Name Study|name=Metz}}. To add a profile to the METZ Name Study, insert [[Category: Metz Name Study]] before the Biography.

To find profiles of Metzes in the Metz Name Study go to:

See Metz Geneaolgy at

Please feel free to add the history of your particular METZ family.

Origin of METZ name

Literally, the name METZ could either mean "one who made knives and daggers," for "Metz" is the mediaeval form of "Messer," or it could mean "one who operates a mill," for "metze" was the medaieval weight scale for foodstuff such as corn and flour. Metz is also the Germanized form of a city on the Moselle River in what is now France, not far from Saarbrucken, Germany. Other than in the US, most people named Metz live in Germany.

Metz Family in Blankenloch, Germany in 1709 (population list) Metz, Adam, single, 22 years; Metz, Christoph (son of George Israel); Metz, Joachim (brother of Christoph); Metz, Lorenz, single, 22 years; Metz, Philipp; Metz, Wendel (brother of Christoph)

Metz Family which settled in Eden, NY in 1835

Johannes (1790-1858) & Eva Catarina LANG (1793-1859) METZ (MEZ) of Blankenloch, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany brought their family to America in 1835 and settled in a crude log cabin in Eden, NY. When that burned down, John built a house on Shadagee Rd. which was occupied by several Metz descendants until 1997. See

Metz Family Members born in Blankenloch, Germany

Database of METZ family (created by Volker Dechert)

Members of Metz Name Study

Related Surnames and Surname Variants

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual team studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (Germany Metzes), by time period (18th Century Metzes), or by topic (Metz DNA, Metz Occupations, Metz Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

  • Login to edit this profile and add images.
  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: One Name Studies WikiTree and Susan Merk. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)


Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.

Categories: Metz Name Study