Moyers Family History

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Moyers Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Mayer with an excrescent -s. Dutch: variant of Moyer 3, or of Moyaers, a nickname for a dandy, from a derivative of Middle Dutch moy, moeie ‘fine’, ‘handsome’. Shortened form of Irish MacMoyers (see Moyer).

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


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

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Moyers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Moyers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Moyers. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    61%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Moyers Family Origin

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Moyers Family Occupations

What did your Moyers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Moyers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Moyers's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Moyers family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moyers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Moyers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Moyers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moyers 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 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 Card

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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Moyers Life Expectancy

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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