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Byas Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Byers . English (East Yorkshire): variant of Byers a shortened form of Birsey a habitational name from Bursea (East Yorkshire). English: alternatively perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Bayus a pet form of Old English female names beginning with Bēag- or Bēah- ‘ring’ such as Bēagswīth and Bēahhild + the hypocoristic suffix -us. English: perhaps a topographic name from Middle English bye hus ‘house on a corner’ (Old English byge ‘curve bend corner’ + hūs).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dyas, Bas, Byam, Bras, Bay, Biss, Bean, Beas, Sas, Boas

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Where is the Byas family from?

You can see how Byas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Byas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Byas families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Byas families living in Alberta. This was about 26% of all the recorded Byas's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Byas families in 1911.
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What did your Byas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Byas. 45% of Byas men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Byas women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Byas were Salesman and Farm Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Porter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Laundress
  • Servant
  • Farm Laborer
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Passenger Lists

There are 388 immigration records available for the last name Byas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Byas. For the veterans among your Byas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Byas lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Byas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Byas in 1952 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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