Myers

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Myers
Origin
Meaning "son of Mayer"
Other names
Variant(s) Maiorana, Meyers, Myars, Myres, Miers, Miares, Myeres


Myers is an English, Dutch and German origin surname. The English surname traces its origins to Anglo-Saxon England, from the Old English word maire (originally maior) meaning "mayor".[1] The German origin of the surname Myers has the meaning "steward or bailiff," as in the magistrate of a city or town. The English origin of the surname has two possible sources: from the Old French mire meaning "physician" or the Old Norse myrr meaning "marsh".[2]

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