Byrd Family History

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Byrd Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bird.

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


Similar surnames: Burd, Bird, Tyre, Byus, Hird, Gard, Eyre, Lynd, Bury, Byrn

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Byrd Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Byrd name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Byrd. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    7%

  • Benin/Togo

    6%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

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Byrd Family Origin

Where is the Byrd family from?

Byrd Family Occupations

What did your Byrd ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Byrd family was Carpenter. The most common Byrd occupation in the UK was Farmer. 18% of Byrd's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Retired Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Byrd.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Retired Farmer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Byrd Historical Records

What Byrd family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 186,000 census records available for the last name Byrd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byrd 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Byrd. 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 61,000 military records available for the last name Byrd. For the veterans among your Byrd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Byrd Life Expectancy

What is the average Byrd lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Byrd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Byrd in 1940 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Byrd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Byrd 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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