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Myess Family History

Myess 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: Myers, Mess, Dyess, Moss, Ness, Meis, Kress, Mynes, Meese, Byers

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Where is the Myess family from?

You can see how Myess families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Myess family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Myess families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 4 Myess families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Myess's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Myess families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Myess surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Myess ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Myess. 100% of Myess men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Myess women worked as a House Work. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
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Census Records

There are 337 census records available for the last name Myess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Myess 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 13 immigration records available for the last name Myess. 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 military records available for the last name Myess. For the veterans among your Myess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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