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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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

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In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Byford. The most common Byford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Byford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Byford family was Laborer.

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Byford Life Expectancy

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