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Byfield Family History

Byfield Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Byfield Northamptonshire. The name is derived from Old English ‘by beside’ + feld ‘open land for pasture or cultivation’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Barfield, Layfield, Field, Infield, Enfield, Banfield, Belfield

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Where is the Byfield family from?

You can see how Byfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Byfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Byfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 175 Byfield families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Byfield's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Byfield families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Byfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Byfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Byfield. 22% of Byfield men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Byfield women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Byfield were Window Cleaner and Incapacitated. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Painter decorator
  • Incapacitated
  • Window Cleaner

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Byfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byfield 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Byfield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Byfield. For the veterans among your Byfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Byfield lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Byfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Byfield in 1957 was 49, and 62 in 2004.

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