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Myhers Family History

Myhers 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, Mynes, Byers, Myler, Ayers, Moyers, Syers, Meyers, Moers

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Where is the Myhers family from?

You can see how Myhers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Myhers family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Myhers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 7 Myhers families living in South Carolina. This was about 41% of all the recorded Myhers's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Myhers families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Myhers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Myhers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Myhers. 34% of Myhers men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Myhers women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Myhers were Mechanic and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Proprietor
    17%
  • Mechanic
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 215 census records available for the last name Myhers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Myhers 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 19 immigration records available for the last name Myhers. 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 55 military records available for the last name Myhers. For the veterans among your Myhers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Myhers lifespan?

Between 1953 and 1999, in the United States, Myhers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Myhers in 1953 was 42, and 77 in 1999.

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