By Name 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.

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By Family Origin

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By Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Stationary

    25%

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In 1880, the most common By occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of By's were Farmers. Farmer and Stationary were the top 2 reported jobs worked by By.

Source: Census data for By | Data not to scale

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By Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2003, By life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for By in 1966 was 78, and 73 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for By

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