Byfield Family History

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Byfield Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a patch of open land, from Middle English by ‘by’, ‘beside’ + felde ‘open land, for pasture or cultivation’, or a habitational name with the same meaning, from a place named Byfield, from Old English bi + feld, for example in Northamptonshire.

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

Similar surnames: Barfield, Layfield, Field, Infield, Enfield, Banfield, Belfield

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Byfield Family Origin

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Byfield Family Occupations

What did your Byfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Byfield occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Byfield's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Byfield family was Labourer. Coal Miner, Laundress and Engine Fitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Byfield.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Laundress

  • Engine Fitter

  • Labourer


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

Byfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Byfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byfield 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 Byfield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Byfield. For the veterans among your Byfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Byfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Byfield lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Byfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Byfield in 1957 was 49, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Byfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Byfield 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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