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Byers Family History

Byers Name Meaning
Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a cattleshed, Middle English byre, or a habitational name with the same meaning, from any of several places named with Old English b¯re, for example Byers Green in County Durham or Byres near Edinburgh.Americanized spelling of German Bayers.

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

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203,423 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
30,047 Military Records
11,188 Immigration Records
157,424 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Byers Families

  • Number of Byers families
     331 - 660
     111 - 330
     1 - 110
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Byers families
     147 - 291
     50 - 146
     1 - 49
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Byers families
     111 - 219
     38 - 110
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Byers Family Origin

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Byers Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Byers

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Byers Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Byers census records

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Byers Civil War Service Records

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