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Moyers Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Meyer 1 or Mayer with excrescent -s. Dutch: patronymic from Moyer 3 or a variant of Moyaers a nickname for a dandy from a derivative of Middle Dutch moy moeie ‘fine handsome’. Irish: Anglicized form of Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’ with English excrescent -s. English (Lancashire): variant of Myers .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Moyer, Meyers, Moye, Mayers, Myers, Meyer, Moers, Miers, Moes, Bryers

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Where is the Moyers family from?

You can see how Moyers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moyers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moyers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 46 Moyers families living in Virginia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Moyers's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Moyers families in 1840.
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What did your Moyers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Moyers. 30% of Moyers men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Moyers women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moyers were Salesman and Waitress. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Moyers. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Moyers. For the veterans among your Moyers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moyers lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Moyers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Moyers in 1945 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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