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Myher Family History

Myher 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: Myler, Moher, Myer, Maher, Myhr, Mayher, Usher, Meyer, Mayer, Maser

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Where is the Myher family from?

You can see how Myher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Myher family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Myher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Myher family living in Renfrewshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Myher's in Scotland. Renfrewshire had the highest population of Myher families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Myher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Myher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Myher. 46% of Myher men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Myher women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Myher were Laborer and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    46%
  • Carpenter
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Maid
    50%
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What Myher family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 681 census records available for the last name Myher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Myher 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 78 immigration records available for the last name Myher. 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 64 military records available for the last name Myher. For the veterans among your Myher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Myher lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Myher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Myher in 1962 was 83, and 79 in 2003.

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