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Meyers Family History

Meyers Name Meaning

English: patronymic meaning ‘son of the mayor’ (see Mayer 1). Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal Meyer (see Meyer 2). American form of German Meyer, with excrescent -s. Irish: variant of Meyer 3.

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


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 the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 117 Meyers families living in London. This was about 34% of all the recorded Meyers's in the UK. 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, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Meyers. 17% of Meyers men worked as a Retired 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 Unpaid Domestic.

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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

  • Retired
    17%
  • Office Messenger
    17%
  • Cotton Weaver
    17%
  • Engineers Turner Engaged On Armament And Aircraft Work
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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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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