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The name Myers 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 Myers 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.

Myers Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Myers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Myers, who landed in Maryland in 1740
  • Manuel Myers, who settled in New York in 1741
  • Manuel Myers, who landed in New York in 1759
  • Hyam Myers, who arrived in New York in 1759

Myers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johan Myers, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813
  • Michael Myers, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1815
  • Exsavery Myers, who arrived in Maryland in 1825
  • George Myers, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Godfrey Myers, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Myers Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Andrew Myers U.E. who settled in Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Jacob Myers U.E. who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Michael Myers U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Reuben Myers U.E. who settled in Carleton, [Saint John West] New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Samuel Myers U.E. who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Myers Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Myers, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1835
  • David Myers, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Myers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Myers, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Samuel Myers, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • John Myers, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • Israel Myers, a butcher, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Catherine Myers, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Myers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • G. H. Myers arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Mandarin" in 1841
  • M. Myers arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1861
  • John Myers, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Catherine Myers, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Myers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Myers (post 1700)



  • Ernie Myers (1930-2016), American horse racing broadcaster at Del Mar racetrack
  • James A. "Jim" Myers (1921-2014), American football line coach and associated head coach with the Dallas Cowboys under Tom Landry
  • Brigadier-General Donald Johnson Myers (1893-1958), American Commanding General 40th Division (1945-1946)
  • Lieutenant-General Charles Trovilla Myers (1900-1976), American Commanding General Northeast Air Command (1952-1954)
  • Frank Joseph Myers, American country music singer, songwriter and record producer
  • Carmel Myers (1899-1980), American silent film actress
  • John J. Myers (b. 1941), American Archbishop of Newark
  • Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014), African American author of young adult books, winner of the Margaret Edwards Award (1994) and Michael L. Printz Award (2000)
  • Christopher Patrick "Chris" Myers (b. 1959), American sportscaster
  • Sumner Byron Myers (1910-1955), American mathematician specialized in topology
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Myers Historic Events


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Myers Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John Jameson Myers, British Assistant Saloon Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Frank Myers, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Captain James Patterson Myers (1885-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. James  Myers (1851-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Simon David  Myers (1879-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Asa Howard  Myers (1887-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Levi A.  Myers (1892-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Henry William Myers (1923-1941), Australian Stoker 2nd Class from Bentleight, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Sidney C S Myers (b. 1921), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Twickenham, Middlesex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Gordon W Myers (b. 1923), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Knutsford, Cheshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Master William Ellason G. Myers, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Stratford, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Herman Abraham Myers, American 1st Class Passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Joseph Laurence Myers, American 1st Class Passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Myers


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Suggested Readings for the name Myers



  • A Tale of Two Families: a Biographical Genealogy of the Meyers and Sparhawk Families by Dorothy Hermanne Brathwaite.
  • Sam Myers, 1805-1883 and Lydia Horner, 1833-1907: their Ancestors and Descendants by Forrest D. Myers.

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Myers Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  6. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Myers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Myers Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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