Note that the surname Maier is the phonetic spelling of the name Major. The two names, along with Meyer, may have been used interchangeably. This is particularly true for Germans from Russia with the surname Major who immigrated to the United States. In some cases, the immigrants’ surnames were spelled differently upon their arrival, and they never changed the spelling back to the original Major. If you are looking for Maier, Major or Meyer relatives, you should check all spellings of the surname.


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