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Byus Surname History



The Byus family chronicle reaches back into history to the Boernician tribe of ancient Scotland. The Byus family lived in or near the place named Byers in Scotland. The place-name, Byers, derives from the Old English word byre, which means cattle shed. Thus, Byers is of two derivations, topographical and habitational. Topographic surnames could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.


Early Origins of the Byus family


The surname Byus was first found in East Lothian, where they held a family seat from ancient times. One of the first records of the name related to the place name as in David de Lindsay the younger, also called David Lindsay of the Byres (died 1279), a 13th century Scottish knight and crusader. Today, Byres Road is a famous street located in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Early History of the Byus family


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Byus Spelling Variations


Spelling variations occur frequently in Scottish names that date from the medieval era. They result from a general lack of grammatical rules and the tendency to spell names according to sound. Byus has been spelled Byers, Byres, Byer, Buyers, Byris and others.

Early Notables of the Byus family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Byus family to Ireland


Some of the Byus family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Byus family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Byus Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • R Byus, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

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