Meyers Family History

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Meyers Name Meaning

English: patronymic meaning ‘son of the mayor’ (see Mayer 1). Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal Meyer (see Meyer 2). American form of German Meyer, with excrescent -s. Irish: variant of Meyer 3.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Myers, Meyer, Moyers, Mayers, Meier, Weyers, Peters, Meiers, Evers

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Meyers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Meyers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Meyers. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Meyers Family Origin

Where is the Meyers family from?

Meyers Family Occupations

What did your Meyers ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Meyers occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Meyers's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meyers. A less common occupation for the Meyers family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • School

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Meyers ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Meyers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 318,000 census records available for the last name Meyers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meyers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Meyers. 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 Card

There are 58,000 military records available for the last name Meyers. For the veterans among your Meyers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meyers Life Expectancy

What is the average Meyers lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Meyers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Meyers in 1944 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meyers ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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