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 Family Origin

Where is the Myer family from?

Myer Family Occupations

What did your Myer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Myer. 23% of Myer men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Myer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Myer were Carpenter and Ouvrire

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Income
    13%
  • Ouvrire
    13%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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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