Myers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Myers
Family name
Meaning"son of Mayer"
Related namesMeyers, Myars, Myres, Miers, Miares, Myeres
 
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the surname Myers. For other uses, see Myers (disambiguation).
Myers
Family name
Meaning"son of Mayer"
Related namesMeyers, Myars, Myres, Miers, Miares, Myeres

Myers is an English origin and German origin surname. The English surname is an early medieval patronymic meaning "son of Mayer", an occupational name for a mayor. The English surname may also have evolved from "physician" ("mire", Old French), or "marsh" ("myrr", Old Norse). The first English public record of the surname was in 1212. The German surname means "steward"/"bailiff," referring to the town magistrate. Myers is uncommon as a given name. There are many variant spellings.[1][2]

People[edit]

Fiction[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Surnames: Myers". surnamedb.com. Retrieved February 11, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Myers – name meaning & origin". genealogy.about.com. Retrieved February 11, 2008.