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Byd Family History

Byd Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Bye, Byl, Boyd, Byk, Byrd, Yu, Bard, Bao, Yi, Rye

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Where is the Byd family from?

You can see how Byd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Byd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Byd families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Byd family living in Surrey. This was 100% of all the recorded Byd's in United Kingdom. Surrey had the highest population of Byd families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Byd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Byd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Byd. 60% of Byd men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Byd women worked as a Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Laborer
    40%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 442 census records available for the last name Byd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byd census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 38 immigration records available for the last name Byd. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 223 military records available for the last name Byd. For the veterans among your Byd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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