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Byers Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a cattleshed, Middle English byre, or a habitational name with the same meaning, from any of several places named with Old English b¯re, for example Byers Green in County Durham or Byres near Edinburgh. Americanized spelling of German Bayers.

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


Similar surnames: Beers, Syers, Byars, Boyer, Byas, Byerly, Bryers, Biers, Moers, Boers

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Byers Family Origin

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Byers Family Occupations

What did your Byers ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Byers occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Byers's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Byers. A less common occupation for the Byers family was Joiner.

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Joiner

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Byers ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Byers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Byers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Byers. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Byers. For the veterans among your Byers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Byers Life Expectancy

What is the average Byers lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Byers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Byers in 1940 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Byers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Byers ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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