Byford Family History

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Byford Name Meaning

habitational name from a place named Byford, from Old English byge ‘bend’ + ford ‘ford’. There is one such on the Wye near Hereford. topographic name for someone who lived by a ford, from Middle English by ‘by’, ‘beside’ + ford.

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


Similar surnames: Ford, Lyford, Elford, Bamford, Bedford, Byfield, Belford, Alford

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Byford Family Origin

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Byford Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    13%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Silk Weaver

    2%
  • Agr Lab

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Silk Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Byford. A less common occupation for the Byford family was Agr Lab. The most common Byford occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Byford's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Byford Historical Records

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Byford Life Expectancy

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