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Origin and popularity of the name MYERS


Myers : 1: Irish (Tipperary Limerick and Waterford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir ‘descendant of Meidhir’ with post-medieval excrescent -s. Meidhir is a personal name based on meidhir ‘mirth’.2: English (northern): variant of Myer with post-medieval excrescent -s.3: English (northern): habitational name from one or more of the minor placenames derived from Middle English mire ‘marsh’ (Old Norse mýrr) in the plural form such as Melmerby Mire in Melmerby or Mires in Docker (both Cumbria).4: Americanized form of German and Dutch Meyers or Mayers and also of Meyer or Mayer with excrescent -s.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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