There is no reason to believe that the famous chemist who developed “The Meyer Method” was in any way related to me. In fact, there’s ample reason to believe that he isn’t, simply because he was famous, and a chemist.
There are many spelling variants of what is, phonetically, the same last name: Meyer. There’s an old legend that all Meyers used to be part of the same family, but the many Meyer brothers got into a terrible fight and all changed the spellings of their names as a way to disown each other.
It’s just an old legend, and probably isn’t true. But, having seen the way my father and my uncles deal with their differences, I can believe it.