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Metternich Surname Origin
(Origin Dutch) From Metter, middle or in, and naght, night--middle of the night; born in the middle of the night. Metternach, local, the town next to the middle place, from nach, next, after, behind, at, or by.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Metternich Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Metternich Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738