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Byfield Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a patch of open land, from Middle English by ‘by’, ‘beside’ + felde ‘open land, for pasture or cultivation’, or a habitational name with the same meaning, from a place named Byfield, from Old English bi + feld, for example in Northamptonshire.

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


Similar surnames: Barfield, Layfield, Field, Infield, Enfield, Banfield, Belfield

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Where is the Byfield family from?

You can see how Byfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Byfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Byfield families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Byfield families living in Indiana. This was about 60% of all the recorded Byfield's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Byfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Byfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Byfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Byfield. 36% of Byfield men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Byfield women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Byfield were Farm Laborer and Music Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    29%
  • Teacher
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Music Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Byfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byfield 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 Byfield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Byfield. For the veterans among your Byfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Byfield lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Byfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Byfield in 1957 was 49, and 62 in 2004.

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