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Myer Surname Meaning

English of Norman French origin: occupational name from Old French mire ‘physician’ (Latinized as medicus). Compare Mayer and Mee . English: topographic name from Middle English mire ‘marsh’ (Old Norse mýrr) denoting a person who lived at or near a marsh. Americanized form of German Meyer Mayer or Maier .

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

Similar surnames: Tyer, Mier, Dyer, Mayer, Meer, Myers, Hayer, Ayer, Myhr, Meyer

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Where is the Myer family from?

You can see how Myer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Myer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Myer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 62 Myer families living in Ontario. This was about 29% of all the recorded Myer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Myer families in 1911.
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What did your Myer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Ouvrire were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Myer. 44% of Myer men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Myer women worked as an Ouvrire. Some less common occupations for Americans named Myer were Carpenter and Farmer. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Ouvrire
  • Income
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Myer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Myer 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 Myer. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Myer. For the veterans among your Myer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Myer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Myer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Myer in 1943 was 22, and 81 in 2004.

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