Myers Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Mayer 1, i.e. ‘son of the mayor’. English: patronymic from mire ‘physician’ (see Myer 1). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Midhir, probably a variant of Ó Meidhir ‘mayor’ (see Mayer 1).

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


Similar surnames: Meyers, Mayers, Miers, Myer, Ayers, Moyers, Pyers, Juers, Byers

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Myers Family Origin

Where is the Myers family from?

SHOW MORE

Myers Family Occupations

What did your Myers ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    23%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Fisherman

    5%
  • School

    4%

In 1881, the most common Myers occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Myers's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Myers. A less common occupation for the Myers family was School.

Source: Census data for Myers | Data not to scale

Myers Historical Records

What Myers family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Myers ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Myers

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Myers Life Expectancy

What is the average Myers lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Myers 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Myers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Myers in 1940 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Myers

Famous Myers Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)

Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Look up another name