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Origins of the Bygate surname

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About the Bygates

We have a total number of 1072 records for people with the last name Bygate.

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Where do most Bygates live?

In 1921, most Bygates lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Bygates

How common is your surname?

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We have 970 records for the Bygate surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Bygates most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Bygates.

What are the most common Bygate first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Bygates

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Bygates in 1921


Domestic Servant




Cotton Weaver


Cotton Winder


Common Male occupations for Bygates in 1921
Railway Clerk




Linen Weaver


Coal Miner




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