Byl Name Meaning

from the female personal name Bijl, a reduced form of a female personal name such as Amabilia or Sibilia. metonymic occupational name for a maker of axes or adzes, from Dutch bijl ‘axe’, ‘adze’.

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


Similar surnames: Bal, Belt, Bye, Bow, Bay, Ahl, Ban, Pyle, Bolt, Aye

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Byl Family Origin

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Byl Family Occupations

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In 1880, farmer, Chocolate Manuft. and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Byl. A less common occupation for the Byl family was Laborer. The most common Byl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Byl's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Chocolate Manuft.

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

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Byl Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Byl Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Byl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Byl in 1959 was 47, and 88 in 2004.

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