Myer Family History

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Myer Name Meaning

occupational name from Old French mire ‘physician’. topographic name from Middle English mire ‘marsh’ (Old Norse mýrr) . variant of Mayer 1.

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

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

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Myer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Myer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Myer. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Myer Family Origin

Where is the Myer family from?

Myer Family Occupations

What did your Myer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Myer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 57% of Myer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Myer family was Painter. Farmer, Going To School and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Myer.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Farmer Son

  • Painter


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

Myer Historical Records

What Myer family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Myer Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Myer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Myer 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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