Myers Family History

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Myers Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Mayer 1, i.e. ‘son of the mayor’. English: patronymic from mire ‘physician’ (see Myer 1). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Midhir, probably a variant of Ó Meidhir ‘mayor’ (see Mayer 1).

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

Similar surnames: Meyers, Mayers, Miers, Myer, Ayers, Moyers, Pyers, Juers, Byers

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Myers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Myers name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Myers Family Origin

Where is the Myers family from?

Myers Family Occupations

What did your Myers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Myers. A less common occupation for the Myers family was Carpenter. The most common Myers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Myers's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Myers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Myers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Myers 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 75,000 immigration records available for the last name Myers. 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 224,000 military records available for the last name Myers. For the veterans among your Myers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Myers Life Expectancy

What is the average Myers lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Myers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Myers in 1940 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Myers 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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