Byars Family History

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Byars Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Byers. Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Bayer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Byers, Baars, Bears, Beas, Bryars, Beans, Ayars, Byer, Bayers, Barz

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Byars Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Byars name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Byars. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Byars Family Origin

Where is the Byars family from?

Byars Family Occupations

What did your Byars ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Byars family was Farmer. The most common Byars occupation in the UK was Baker. 6% of Byars's were Bakers. Baker, Coal Miner and Draper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Byars.

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  • Baker

  • Coal Miner

  • Draper

  • Farmer


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

Byars Historical Records

What Byars family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Byars. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byars census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Byars. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Byars. For the veterans among your Byars ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Byars Life Expectancy

What is the average Byars lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Byars life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Byars in 1944 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Byars

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Byars ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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