Byron Family History

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Byron Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Byram in West Yorkshire or Byrom in Lancashire, both named with Old English b¯rum ‘at the cattle sheds’, dative plural of b¯re ‘byre’. This name and the variants Biron and Biram have occasionally been adopted as Jewish surnames, presumably as Americanized forms of Jewish names that cannot now be identified.

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


Similar surnames: Baron, Biron, Boron, Buron, Barton, Brin, Buren, Burton, Moron, Beron

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Byron Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Byron name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Byron. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    33%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    28%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • France

    5%

  • Norway

    5%

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Byron Family Origin

Where is the Byron family from?

Byron Family Occupations

What did your Byron ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Byron family was Cultivateur. The most common Byron occupation in Canada was Laborer. 10% of Byron's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Byron.

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  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Servant

    9%
  • Cultivateur

    4%

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Byron Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 94,000 census records available for the last name Byron. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Byroncensus 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Byron. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Byron. For the veterans among your Byron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Byron Life Expectancy

What is the average Byron lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Byron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Byron in 1945 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Byron 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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