German Surname: During the Middle Ages, the surname of Metze was used in Austria. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Germany, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. The surname Metze was an occupational name for a knife maker deriving from the old German word Messer, meaning knife.

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