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Mayers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Jewish


The name Mayers is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves.Two of the most common types of Jewish family names are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The name Mayers is a Jewish Ashkenazic name that was originally derived from the Yiddish male given name Meyer. This personal name was in turn derived from the Hebrew name Meir, which means enlightener.


Migration of the Mayers family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mayers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Solomon Mayers, who landed in Mississippi in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Mayers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H Mayers, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • G. R. Mayers, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1881

Contemporary Notables of the name Mayers (post 1700)


  • Shannon Mayers, American actress, known for her work in The Drop (2010), Breaking at the Edge (2013) and Echo at 11 Oak Drive (2012)
  • Michael Mayers, American cinematographer, known for his work on The West Wing (1999), Spanking the Monkey (1994) and Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)
  • Anthony J. "A.J." Mayers (b. 1987), American marketing coordinator for Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles
  • Francis L.S. Mayers, American co-founder of Mayers, Murray & Phillip, the architecture firm in New York city
  • Patric D. Mayers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lawrence S. Mayers, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1944 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John E. Mayers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John B. Mayers, American politician, Mayor of Littleton, Colorado, 1912-13 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Fred Mayers, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948; Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 18th District, 1960 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Douglas L. Mayers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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