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.


Similar surnames: Hy, Ey, Ly, Sy, Ty, Ky, Dy, Uy, Ji, Lu

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By Family Origin

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By Family Occupations

What did your By ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Stationary

    25%

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By Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your By ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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By Life Expectancy

What is the average By lifespan?

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.

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