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Pybus Surname Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Durham):: perhaps a nickname for someone with a prickly temperament from Middle English pikebush ‘prickle bush’ later simplified to Pybus(h) or Pybus(k). The word probably denoted a plant such as bramble gorse or wild rose. The change may have been influenced by folk etymology re-interpreting the name as pie ‘magpie’ + bush from the habit of magpies of perching on top of tall bushes. alternatively a topographic or habitational name for someone who lived by a pikebush ‘prickle bush’ or in a locality so named.

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


Similar surnames: Pynes, Pyles, Tyus, Byous, Pyers, Pyburn, Febus, Byus, Venus, Plass

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Where is the Pybus family from?

You can see how Pybus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pybus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pybus families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 473 Pybus families living in Yorkshire. This was about 54% of all the recorded Pybus's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Pybus families in 1891.
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What did your Pybus ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pybus. 15% of Pybus men worked as a Farmer and 75% of Pybus women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pybus were Bricklayer and Private Means. .

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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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Dairy Farmer
    11%
  • Bricklayer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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There are 901 military records available for the last name Pybus. For the veterans among your Pybus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pybus lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pybus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pybus in 1957 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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