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Mayers Name Meaning

English: variant of Mayer with post-medieval excrescent -s. Irish and English: variant of Myers . German and Dutch: patronymic from Mayer . Compare Myers . Americanized form of German Mayer with excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Meyers, Myers, Mayer, Moyers, Magers, Miers, Mayes, Sayers, Maners

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Where is the Mayers family from?

You can see how Mayers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mayers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mayers families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 31 Mayers families living in Ontario. This was about 30% of all the recorded Mayers's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mayers families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mayers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mayers ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mayers. 52% of Mayers men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Mayers women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mayers were Laborer and Clerk. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Fisherman
  • Miner
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Operator
  • Farmer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Mayers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayers 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Mayers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Mayers. For the veterans among your Mayers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mayers lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mayers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mayers in 1944 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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