Bye Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a bend, for example in a river, from Middle English bye ‘bend’ (from Old English byge, a derivative of bugan ‘to bow’). Reaney suggests that occasionally it may be from an Old English personal name of obscure origin. Norwegian and Swedish: habitational name from any of various farms named By, from Old Norse býr ‘farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Rye, Lye, Boe, Tye, Nye, Boye, Pye, Bee, Pyle, Hyde

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Bye Family Origin

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Bye Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bye. 38% of Bye men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Bye women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bye were Miller and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Butcher
    4%
  • Miller
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Cook
    10%

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

Bye Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Bye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bye 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

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Bye. For the veterans among your Bye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bye Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bye in 1940 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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