Byrne Family History

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Byrne Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin ‘descendant of Bran’, a personal name based on bran ‘raven’. Bran was the name of a son of the King of Leinster, who died at Cologne in 1052, and also of the hero of an 8th century voyage tale.

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

Similar surnames: Burns, Berne, Berner, Birney, Borke, Bern, Borns, Berge, Wynne, Baune

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Byrne Family Origin

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Byrne Family Occupations

What did your Byrne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Byrne. 9% of Byrne men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Byrne women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Byrne were Farmer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housewife

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

Byrne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 373,000 census records available for the last name Byrne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byrne 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 94,000 immigration records available for the last name Byrne. 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 57,000 military records available for the last name Byrne. For the veterans among your Byrne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Byrne Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Byrne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Byrne in 1940 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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