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Myers Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Myers Myres
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Welcome to the Myers One Name Study!


I would like to welcome descendants of the Myers family to our one name study group. Please come & help us organize this effort. My focus presently is the Myers families from Switzerland and Germany; also the Myers families that migrated to America, particularly Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. We are also looking to find the migration pattern from this particular family group. Please contact the project leader Kim Myers or post a comment to the right. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Myers), by time period (18th Century Myers), or by topic (Myers DNA, Myers Occupations, Myers Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

Myers Name Origin

English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Mayer 1, i.e. ‘son of the mayor’. English: patronymic from mire ‘physician’ (see Myer 1). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Midhir, probably a variant of Ó Meidhir ‘mayor’ (see Mayer 1).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

How to Join

To join the Myers Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Kim Myers for assistance.

... ... ... is a member of the Myers Name Study Project.

Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:



  1. This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.
  2. Document and correctly connect all Myers lines on Wikitree
  3. Add Myers DNA results to help confirm connections
  4. Create a meaningful bio for each profile so that it represents a person's life
  5. Develop a reference library specifically for Myers genealogy research

What You Can Do?

  1. Add the category or template Myers to all of the Myers profiles which you manage. [If you add the template it will automatically add the category.]
  2. Make sure the Myers profiles that you manage have good sources and a biography
  3. Ask questions in G2G if you need genealogy help
  4. Post comments in the boxes on this page to share Myers Genealogy information
  5. Link Myers Space Pages to this Project Page.
  6. If you are interested in a new “Myers” category [e.g. Myers from a particular location, etc.] let your leader know.



If you've put up all of the Myers's in your family (or at least all the ones you've found so far), and are looking for something else to do, here are some tasks that you might be willing to help with:

  1. Biographies:
    • We need to make sure that each Myers on WikiTree has a narrative biography containing all the genealogically relevant facts about them (birth, marriage, and death at the very least). For information on biographies, see the Biographies help page.
  2. Categories:
    • We need to make sure that each Myers on WikiTree has the appropriate categories applied to their profile. For information on categories, see the Categorization help page and the Categorization Project.
  3. Subcategories:
    • Need to create subcategory for state, region, etc
  4. Coats of Arms:
    • It would be great if we could find (or create) well-rendered, but public domain, images of the various Myers coats of arms listed in Burke's General Armory, to add to the profiles of those people who have the right to bear each of them.
      • Progress: not started
  5. Connecting:
  6. Merging:
    • We need to merge any duplicate profiles for the same person into one profile for that person. For information on merging profiles, see the Merging help page.
  7. Sourcing:
    • We need to have sources for all the profiles on WikiTree. Specifically, we need at least one (and preferably more) sources added for all the Unsourced Myers profiles on WikiTree. (This can count towards the Sourcerers Challenge if you're feeling competitive.) For information on sourcing profiles, see the Sources help page and the Sourcerers Project.

Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!


Related Surnames and Surname Variants

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  • Internet Surname Database: Myers

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Hello, I'm fairly new to WT and just found this name study. My mother's maiden name was Myers, and my Myers relatives are mostly in Indiana now, originally from Germany, and first settled Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Curious if this page is still active? I don't see any comments since January. I'd love to help work on this project!
I had a Virginia Myers Name study subcategory Made if anyone needs to add any to it.


My Myers in records goes by two Variations of Myers And Myres. They from Virginia and West Virginia. They are from Native American origins.


posted by Billie (Bright) Keaffaber
edited by Billie (Bright) Keaffaber
I don't know why but it seemed my Myers side of the family only came together at funerals. Most of what I know of them comes from family lore my mother told me, via my dad. I guess in some way I understand because most of the (Myers) I do know are pretty opinionated. Disagreements at Reunions would surely have been a thing, hence funerals only. Best I can tell my 2nd Great Grandfather came to America as part of the Prussian migration in the mid-nineteenth century. From the history I've read there was a real schism between freedom versus autocracy (imagine that today). I had my DNA (autosomal) tested and I'm considering the Y Test. As you can see from the Myers Database, I have added a lot of my relatives. My Uncle Harry's wife (Judy Angel Myers) got me into chasing our genealogy and this is where most of the information you will find regards my Myers family. My name might be on them but Judy Angel Myers is the person responsible. Her love of genealogy was inspirational to me. I miss the chats we had.
posted by Terry Myers
I might have made a new line to my Myers family Yippy.



I might have found a notable Myers person from Virginia area.



Looking to connect with Myers researchers that have family located in Washington County Maryland, particularly in the area around Antietam and Sharpsburgh.
posted by Kim Myers

I have some showing up in Frederick County Virginia Area it real close to where you asking about.


Hello to all my fellow Myers Peeps,

My Myers Family lived in Orwell, Oswego, and Auburn, New York. My 3rd Great Grandfather's name was Josiah Myers, and he immigrated to America from Holland, Reusel-de Meriden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands, along with his Father Josiah Myers Sr, right before the Revolutionary war IN 1776.

posted by Keith Mann Spencer
edited by Keith Mann Spencer
Hello fellow Myerses (and variants) :)

I have tested my Y-DNA through 2 different companies, as well as my mtDNA, and my autosomal DNA through 4 or 5 companies. My DNA is out there for matching, but it needs way more test subjects than are currently testing. Please do your part so we can cut through some of the volume and have solid facts to work with. Thanks

posted by Jason Myers
I like to add this family to your Myers Project.



Looking for the the Myers of Marshall County Illinois and their ancestors from Ohio and Pennsylvania and before that time.
posted by Paul Myers