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Myes Family History

Myes Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Mynes, Moes, Mies, Myers, Myer, Mees, Dyes, Moyes, Myres, Maes

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Where is the Myes family from?

You can see how Myes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Myes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Myes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Myes family living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Myes's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Myes families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Myes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Myes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Myes. 100% of Myes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Myes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Myes 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 126 immigration records available for the last name Myes. 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 168 military records available for the last name Myes. For the veterans among your Myes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Myes lifespan?

Average Myes life expectancy in 2001 was 45 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

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