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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : variant of Meise.
  • German : variant of Meiss.
  • Dutch : from a short form of the personal name Remeis, from the Latin personal name Remigius (see Remy), which was born by two early medieval bishops in Normandy.
  • Dutch : from a reduced form of the personal name Meinso, a variant of Mein.
  • Dutch : possibly a late variant of Mys (see Mis), or a metronymic from the personal name Clemeinse, Clementia, from the Latin female personal name Clementia (meaning ‘mercy’) or from a derivative of clemens ‘merciful’.

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