The Mayr family originated in Burgheim, a small market village in the administrative region Oberbayern (Upper Bavaria, although it is the most southern part of Bayern, so the title is perhaps a misrepresentation). Munich and Ingolstadt are in this administrative region. The sub-region (Kreis) where Burgheim is located is called Neuburg-Schrobenhausen near Swabia and consists of the previously swampy areas between the Danube and Paar Rivers that are called the Donaumoos.
Adam Mayr was a halffarmer in Burgheim. Elisabeth Maier's godparents were Sebastian Lang, halffarmer in Burgheim, and his wife Maria Theresia (p. 184, roll 2). The family was Roman Catholic.
Meyer derives from the Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, overseer, or tenant farmer. Originally it denoted a village headman from the Latin maior or "greater" (superior).
Surnames of those in my direct ancestral line appear in BOLD.
1 Adamus Mayr b: unknown d: Bef. 1829 in Burgheim
..+ Francisca (unknown)
......... 2 Maria Elisabetha Mayer b: Nov. 14, 1796 in Burgheim d: 1865 in Wisconsin
............+ Sebastian Hirschboeck b: Jan. 16, 1807 in Burgheim d: 1865 in Wisconsin
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