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Byland Family History

Byland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Byland in North Yorkshire. Swedish: ornamental name from a compound of Old Norse býr ‘farm’ + land ‘land’.

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

Similar surnames: Ryland, Boland, Bylund, Hyland, Boyland, Nyland, Erland, Bland, Land

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Where is the Byland family from?

You can see how Byland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Byland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Byland families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 34 Byland families living in Lancashire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Byland's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Byland families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Byland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Byland ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Byland. 88% of Byland women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Byland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byland census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 715 immigration records available for the last name Byland. 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 Cards

There are 845 military records available for the last name Byland. For the veterans among your Byland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Byland lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Byland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Byland in 1955 was 72, and 78 in 2004.

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