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Byard Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English bi yerd ‘by the enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Yard, Beard, Board, Bayard, Byford, Byers, Byas, Bark, Chard, Bald

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Where is the Byard family from?

You can see how Byard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Byard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Byard families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Byard families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Byard's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Byard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Byard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Byard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Byard. 27% of Byard men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Byard women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Byard were Mechanic and Cook.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Byard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Byard. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Byard. For the veterans among your Byard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Byard lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Byard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Byard in 1949 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

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