Byam Family History

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Byam Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from Bytham in Lincolnshire, so named with Old English bythme ‘valley bottom’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Beam, Bream, Byas, Bray, Baum, Bean, Bay, Yam, Boram, Ban

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Byam Family Origin

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Byam Family Occupations

What did your Byam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Byam family was Artist. The most common Byam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Byam's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Expressman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Byam.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Expressman

  • Artist


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

Byam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Byam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byam 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 795 immigration records available for the last name Byam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Byam. For the veterans among your Byam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Byam Life Expectancy

What is the average Byam lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Byam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Byam in 1962 was 86, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Byam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Byam 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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