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Byworth Family History

Byworth Surname Meaning

possibly from Byworth (Sussex) or Beaworth (Hants) but originally found in the south-east Midlands and widely enough scattered to make an origin in the Middle English phrase bi worth ‘by (the) smallholding’ more likely.

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016


Similar surnames: Worth, Bosworth, Borth, Hayworth, Keyworth, Haworth, Alworth, Howorth

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Where is the Byworth family from?

You can see how Byworth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Byworth family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1891. The most Byworth families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 63 Byworth families living in London. This was about 53% of all the recorded Byworth's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Byworth families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Byworth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Byworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Byworth. 34% of Byworth men worked as a Builders Labourer and 95% of Byworth women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Byworth were Plumber and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • Builders Labourer
    34%
  • Farm Labourerheavy Worker
    23%
  • French Polisher
    23%
  • Plumber
    23%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    95%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
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There are 232 immigration records available for the last name Byworth. 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 96 military records available for the last name Byworth. For the veterans among your Byworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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