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Meyers Family History

Meyers Name Meaning

Irish (Cork Wexford and Louth) and English: variant of Mayers . German Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from Meyer . Compare Myers . Americanized form of German Meyer with excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Myers, Meyer, Moyers, Mayers, Meier, Weyers, Peters, Meiers, Evers

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Where is the Meyers family from?

You can see how Meyers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meyers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meyers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 117 Meyers families living in London. This was about 34% of all the recorded Meyers's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Meyers families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meyers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meyers ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Meyers. 17% of Meyers men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Meyers women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meyers were Engineers Turner Engaged On Armament And Aircraft Work and Incapacitated. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Office Messenger
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Engineers Turner Engaged On Armament And Aircraft Work

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 318,000 census records available for the last name Meyers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meyers 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Meyers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 58,000 military records available for the last name Meyers. For the veterans among your Meyers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meyers lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Meyers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Meyers in 1944 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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