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Myren Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from numerous farmsteads all over Norway named Myra from the definite singular form of myr ‘bog swamp’ (Old Norse mýrr). Scottish (Banffshire): variant of Mirren a Scottish name of unexplained etymology. This form of the surname is rare in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Uren, Morken, Myran, Maren, Ouren, Mogen, Buren, Nyren, Morden, Moron

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Where is the Myren family from?

You can see how Myren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Myren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Myren families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Myren families living in Hertfordshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Myren's in United Kingdom. Hertfordshire had the highest population of Myren families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Myren surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Myren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Myren. 30% of Myren men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Myren women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Myren were Truck Driver and Servant. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
    43%
  • Cook
    29%
  • Servant
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Myren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Myren 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Myren. 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 236 military records available for the last name Myren. For the veterans among your Myren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Myren lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Myren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Myren in 1956 was 55, and 83 in 2004.

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