Bye Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a bend, for example in a river, from Middle English bye ‘bend’ (from Old English byge, a derivative of bugan ‘to bow’). Reaney suggests that occasionally it may be from an Old English personal name of obscure origin. Norwegian and Swedish: habitational name from any of various farms named By, from Old Norse býr ‘farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Rye, Lye, Boe, Tye, Nye, Boye, Pye, Bee, Pyle, Hyde

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Bye Family Origin

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Bye Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Shepherd

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, the most common Bye occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Bye's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Shepherd were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bye. A less common occupation for the Bye family was Carpenter.

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Bye Historical Records

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Bye Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Bye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bye in 1940 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bye

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