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Myer Family History

Myer Name Meaning

occupational name from Old French mire ‘physician’. topographic name from Middle English mire ‘marsh’ (Old Norse mýrr) . variant of Mayer 1.

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


Similar surnames: Tyer, Mier, Dyer, Mayer, Meer, Myers, Hayer, Ayer, Myhr, Meyer

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Where is the Myer family from?

You can see how Myer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Myer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Myer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 95 Myer families living in London. This was about 43% of all the recorded Myer's in the UK. London had the highest population of Myer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Myer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Myer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cabinet Maker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Myer. 50% of Myer men worked as a Cabinet Maker and 83% of Myer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Myer were Farmer and Daily Housemaid.

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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

  • Cabinet Maker
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Private Means
    14%
  • Daily Housemaid
    4%
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What Myer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Myer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Myer 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Myer. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Myer. For the veterans among your Myer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Myer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Myer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Myer in 1943 was 22, and 81 in 2004.

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