Mayers Family History

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Mayers Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Mayer 1. German: patronymic from Mayer 2. Dutch: variant of Meyer 1 and 3.

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


Similar surnames: Meyers, Myers, Mayer, Moyers, Magers, Miers, Mayes, Sayers, Maners

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Mayers Family Origin

Where is the Mayers family from?

Mayers Family Occupations

What did your Mayers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mayers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Mayers's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mayers. A less common occupation for the Mayers family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mayers ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mayers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mayers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Mayers

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Mayers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mayers. For the veterans among your Mayers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mayers Life Expectancy

What is the average Mayers lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mayers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mayers in 1944 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mayers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mayers ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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