Myhre Family History

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Myhre Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Myre, most from the dative case of myr ‘bog’, ‘swamp’ (Old Norse mýrr). Compare Myhr.

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

Similar surnames: Myhr, Myren, Mehle, Mathre, Jahr, Myer, Moore, Istre, Mehr, More

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Myhre Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Myhre name?

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

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  • Norway


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Germanic Europe


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Myhre Family Origin

Where is the Myhre family from?

Myhre Family Occupations

What did your Myhre ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Barber and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Myhre. A less common occupation for the Myhre family was Druggist. The most common Myhre occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Myhre's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Clerk In Store

  • Druggist


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

Myhre Historical Records

What Myhre family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Myhre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Myhre 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Myhre. 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 Myhre. For the veterans among your Myhre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Myhre Life Expectancy

What is the average Myhre lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Myhre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Myhre in 1942 was 22, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Myhre

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Myhre 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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