Meyers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Meyers 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 Meyers 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.

Meyers migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meyers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Heinrich Meyers, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Napthaly Hart Meyers, who landed in New York, NY in 1764 [1]
  • Daniel Meyers, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Elisa Meyers, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1786 [1]
Meyers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Meta Meyers, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Charles Meyers, aged 26, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • George, James, John, Robert, Peter, George, Frederick, Elias, Francis, and Daniel Meyers all, who settled in Philadelphia between 1765 and 1843
  • Christian Meyers, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • William Meyers, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Meyers migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meyers Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. George W. Meyers U.E. who settled in Sidney [Quinte West], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. George W. Meyers U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. George Walden Meyers U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. John Adolphus George Meyers U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Capt. John Walden Meyers U.E. who settled in Midland District [ Lennox & Addington], Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Loyal Rangers [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Meyers migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Meyers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Meyers, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Meyers (post 1700)

  • Louis Meyers (1955-1956), American festival organizer and co-founder of South By Southwest
  • David William "Dave" Meyers (1953-2015), American college basketball forward/center who played for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1975 to 1980
  • Hack Meyers (1973-2015), ring name of Donald Haviland, an American professional wrestler
  • Brigadier-General Harry Frederick Meyers (1897-1989), American Commandant Anti-Aircraft Replacement Training Center Fort Bliss (1945-1946) [4]
  • Major-General Bennett Edward Meyers (1897-1979), American Deputy Director of Air Technical Service Command (1944-1948) [5]
  • Sidney Meyers (1906-1969), American Academy Award nominated film director and editor
  • Seth Adam Meyers (b. 1973), American actor, comedian and comedy writer, current head writer for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  • Josh Meyers (b. 1985), American professional ice hockey player
  • Gerald C. Meyers (1977-1982), American former chairman and CEO of American Motors Corporation
  • John Tortes "Chief" Meyers (1880-1971), American Major League Baseball catcher from 1909-1917
  • ... (Another 67 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BOLTON 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Bolton.htm
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, May 9) Harry Meyers. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Meyers/Harry_Frederick/USA.html
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, May 9) Bennett Meyers. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Meyers/Bennett_Edward/USA.html
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