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Byves Family History

Byves 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: Byles, Bynes, Bye, Naves, Bove, Mynes, Byers, Bowes, Bines, Bares

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Where is the Byves family from?

You can see how Byves families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Byves family name was found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 11 Byves families living in Hampshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Byves's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Byves families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Byves surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Byves ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 25 census records available for the last name Byves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byves 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Byves. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Byves. For the veterans among your Byves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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