The surname Myers originated in Germany and in England. In Germany the surname Myers is of occupational origin deriving from the German term meier meaning a steward or a bailiff. When found in England the surname Myer comes from the French term mire meaning a "physician" or the Norse term myrr meaning a "marsh." Myers is the 85th most common name in the United States with 225,00 bearers of the name residing there. Notable bearers of the surname Myers include William Myers the 18th Century English mathemetician and geographer and Sir Michael Myers, Chief Justice of the Supreme court of New Zealand.