Here is some information from the book, The Streets of Hebburn':
BYRON AVENUE: Runs from Victoria Road East on the south, up to Hedgeley Road on the north.
49 homes (Nos. 1-65) and a Wardens flat. Built c.1935.
Named after: George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron - English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement.
Byron Avenue is named after one of the poets, as is: Shakespeare Avenue, Milton Avenue, Tennyson Avenue, Coleridge Square, Wordsworth Avenue and Kipling Avenue.
Allan, I like your wife's family connection with the name Byron.
The male name, Byron, means: "barn for cows", and has been used for over a century.
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