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Myatt Family History

Myatt Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): from the Middle English personal name Myat, formed from My, a truncated version of Mihel (an Old French form of Michael) + the diminutive suffix -at (from Old French -et, crossed with the originally pejorative Old French -ard).

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


Similar surnames: Pyatt, Wyatt, Mowatt, Matt, Hyatt, Platt, Batt, Wyant, Evatt, Bratt

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Where is the Myatt family from?

You can see how Myatt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Myatt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Myatt families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Myatt families living in Tennessee. This was about 55% of all the recorded Myatt's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Myatt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Myatt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Myatt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Myatt. 22% of Myatt men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Myatt women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Myatt were Farming and Teacher.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Myatt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Myatt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Myatt. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Myatt. For the veterans among your Myatt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Myatt lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Myatt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Myatt in 1941 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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