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MYERS Surname Meaning & Origin:

The surname MYERS or MYER is either of German or British origin, depending upon the country of the particular family.

The German origin of the surname MYERS has the meaning "steward or bailiff," as in the magistrate of a city or town.

The English orign of the surname has two possible sources: 1) from the Old French mire meaning "physician" and 2) Old Norse myrr meaning "marsh."

Myers is the 85th most popular surname in the United States.

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Alternate Surname Spellings:

MYER, MEYERS, MEERS, MEARS, MEARES

Genealogy Resources for the Surname MYERS:

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FamilySearch - MYERS Genealogy
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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