Bye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bye family

The surname Bye was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Bye family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bye research. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1250 and 1300 are included under the topic Early Bye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bye Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bye, Buy, Boy, Bouie, Bluy, Buie, By, Biye, Bie and others.

Early Notables of the Bye family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bye Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bye Ranking

In the United States, the name Bye is the 9,593rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the Bye family to Ireland

Some of the Bye family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bye migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Bye, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1698 [2]
  • Thomas Bye, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1699 [2]
Bye Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Margaret Bye, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1701 [2]
  • Stephen Bye, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [2]
  • Sarah Bye who settled in Virginia in 1731

Australia Bye migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bye Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Bye, British convict who was convicted in Hereford, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 29th September 1831, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Richard Bye, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella" [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bye (post 1700) +

  • Kermit Edward Bye (1937-2021), United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • George Thurman Bye (1887-1957), American Literary agent of Frank Buck and Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Beth Bye, American politician from Connecticut
  • Karyn L. Bye (b. 1971), American ice hockey player
  • James Henry Bye (1920-1995), English professional footballer
  • Nicholas Bye, former Conservative local politician in England
  • Erik Ole Bye (1883-1953), Norwegian operatic baritone
  • Roald Åsmund Bye (1928-2003), Norwegian politician
  • Vegard Bye (b. 1951), Norwegian politician
  • Tove Billington Bye (1928-2008), Norwegian politician
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1831
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIBELLA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sibella1852.shtml


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