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

What did your Byford ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    13%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Silk Weaver

    2%
  • Agr Lab

    2%

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

Byford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Byford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Byford. 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 Byford. For the veterans among your Byford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Byford Life Expectancy

What is the average Byford lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Byford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Byford in 1954 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Byford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Byford 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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