Byron Family History

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Byron Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Byram in West Yorkshire or Byrom in Lancashire, both named with Old English b¯rum ‘at the cattle sheds’, dative plural of b¯re ‘byre’. This name and the variants Biron and Biram have occasionally been adopted as Jewish surnames, presumably as Americanized forms of Jewish names that cannot now be identified.

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

Similar surnames: Baron, Biron, Boron, Buron, Barton, Brin, Buren, Burton, Moron, Beron

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Byron Family Origin

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Byron Family Occupations

What did your Byron ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Byron. 3% of Byron men worked as a General Labourer and 47% of Byron women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Byron were Builders Labourer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Insurance Agent
  • Lorry Driver
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife

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

Byron Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 94,000 census records available for the last name Byron. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byron 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Byron. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Byron. For the veterans among your Byron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Byron Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Byron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Byron in 1945 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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