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Meyers Family History

Meyers Name Meaning
English: patronymic meaning ‘son of the mayor’ (see Mayer 1).Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal Meyer (see Meyer 2).American form of German Meyer, with excrescent -s.Irish: variant of Meyer 3.

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

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321,372 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
55,735 Military Records
24,731 Immigration Records
306,567 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Meyers Families

  • Number of Meyers families
     819 - 1,636
     274 - 818
     1 - 273
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Meyers families
     60 - 117
     21 - 59
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Meyers families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Meyers Family Origin

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Meyers Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Meyers

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Meyers Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Meyers census records

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Meyers Civil War Service Records

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