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

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bye research. Another 255 words (18 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.

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

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Some of the Bye family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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
  • Thomas Bye, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1699

Bye Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Bye, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1701
  • Stephen Bye, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Sarah Bye who settled in Virginia in 1731

Bye Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Bye, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
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  • Kermit Edward Bye (b. 1937), American federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals
  • 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
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Bye Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bye Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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