Myrtle Family History

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Myrtle Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived where the shrub myrtle grew. Americanized form of Greek Myrtoglou or a metronymic of similar derivation, from the Greek female personal name Myrto (see Mirto).

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

Similar surnames: Bartle, Pyrtle, Motte, Pyle, Marte, Cordle, Myette, Bortle, Martie

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Myrtle Family Origin

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Myrtle Family Occupations

What did your Myrtle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Myrtle. A less common occupation for the Myrtle family was Farming. The most common Myrtle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Myrtle's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farming


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

Myrtle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Myrtle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Myrtle 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 784 immigration records available for the last name Myrtle. 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 682 military records available for the last name Myrtle. For the veterans among your Myrtle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Myrtle Life Expectancy

What is the average Myrtle lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Myrtle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Myrtle in 1959 was 59, and 81 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Myrtle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Myrtle 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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