Byers Family History

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Byers Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a cattleshed, Middle English byre, or a habitational name with the same meaning, from any of several places named with Old English b¯re, for example Byers Green in County Durham or Byres near Edinburgh. Americanized spelling of German Bayers.

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

Similar surnames: Beers, Syers, Byars, Boyer, Byas, Byerly, Bryers, Biers, Moers, Boers

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Byers Family Origin

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Byers Family Occupations

What did your Byers ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Byers. 49% of Byers men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Byers women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Byers were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper

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

Byers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 165,000 census records available for the last name Byers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byers 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Byers. 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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Draft Card

There are 31,000 military records available for the last name Byers. For the veterans among your Byers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Byers Life Expectancy

What is the average Byers lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Byers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Byers in 1940 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Byers ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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