Myers Family History

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Myers Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Mayer 1, i.e. ‘son of the mayor’. English: patronymic from mire ‘physician’ (see Myer 1). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Midhir, probably a variant of Ó Meidhir ‘mayor’ (see Mayer 1).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Meyers, Mayers, Miers, Myer, Ayers, Moyers, Pyers, Juers, Byers

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Myers Family Origin

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Myers Family Occupations

What did your Myers ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Myers. 2% of Myers men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Myers women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Myers were Commercial Traveller and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Bricklayer
    1%
  • Commercial Traveller
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    1%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Myers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Myers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Myers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 75,000 immigration records available for the last name Myers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 224,000 military records available for the last name Myers. For the veterans among your Myers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Myers Life Expectancy

What is the average Myers lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Myers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Myers in 1940 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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