Byford Family History

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Byford Name Meaning

habitational name from a place named Byford, from Old English byge ‘bend’ + ford ‘ford’. There is one such on the Wye near Hereford. topographic name for someone who lived by a ford, from Middle English by ‘by’, ‘beside’ + ford.

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

Similar surnames: Ford, Lyford, Elford, Bamford, Bedford, Byfield, Belford, Alford

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Byford Family Origin

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Byford Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Byford. 42% of Byford men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Byford women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Byford were Attendant and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Attendant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
  • Nurse

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

Byford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Byford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byford 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Byford. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Byford. For the veterans among your Byford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Byford Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Byford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Byford in 1954 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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