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Byk Surname Meaning

Polish and Rusyn: nickname from byk ‘bull ox’. Compare Bick 5 and Bik Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish or Russian byk ‘bull ox’. This may be a translation of Shor ‘ox’. Compare Bick 4 and Bik

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


Similar surnames: Bek, Bok, Bryk, Blok, Book, Bar, Ber, Bick, Mak, Beck

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Where is the Byk family from?

You can see how Byk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Byk family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Byk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Byk families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 67% of all the recorded Byk's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Byk families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Byk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Byk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Byk. 46% of Byk men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Byk women worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    46%
  • Cabinet Maker
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Salesman
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 768 census records available for the last name Byk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byk 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 Byk. 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 477 military records available for the last name Byk. For the veterans among your Byk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Byk lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Byk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Byk in 1960 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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