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Bywater Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by a lake or river, from Middle English by ‘by’, ‘beside’ + water ‘water’. Irish: pseudo-translation (due to confusion with sruth ‘stream’) of Gaelic Ó Srutháin ‘descendant of Sruithán’, a personal name from a diminutive of sruith ‘sage’, ‘elder’. Bywater is found as the English form of this Gaelic name in County Cork, while in Mayo the usual Anglicization is Ryan.

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


Similar surnames: Water, Atwater, Bywaters, Bester, Baker, Cater, Bruster, Walter

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Bywater Family Origin

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Bywater Family Occupations

What did your Bywater ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bywater family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bywater. The most common Bywater occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Bywater's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

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

Bywater Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bywater Life Expectancy

What is the average Bywater lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bywater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Bywater in 1962 was 60, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bywater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bywater 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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