Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name for someone who lived near a bend,
for example in a river, from Middle English bye ‘bend’ (from
Old English byge, a derivative of būgan ‘to
bow’). Reaney suggests that occasionally it may be from an Old English
personal name of obscure origin.
- Norwegian and Swedish: habitational name from any of various farms named By, from Old Norse
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