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Buda Name Meaning

Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, and Slovak: topographic name from Polish and Ukrainian buda, Czech bouda ‘hut’, ‘cabin’, ‘shack’, ‘stall’. Polish and Ukrainian: from a short form of any of various compound personal names beginning with Budzi-. Czech and Slovak: from a short form of the Czech personal name Budislav, composed of the elements budi- ‘to awaken or inspire’ + slav ‘glory’, or of any other personal name formed with budi- as the first element. Hungarian: habitational name from the name of the old capital of Hungary (see Budai). Slovenian (western Slovenia): perhaps a derivative from buditi ‘to awaken’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Boda, Budai, Duda, Buday, Buza, Bula, Kula, Busa, Basa, Bunda

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Where is the Buda family from?

You can see how Buda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Buda families living in Manitoba. This was about 30% of all the recorded Buda's in Canada. Manitoba and 2 other provinces had the highest population of Buda families in 1911.
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What did your Buda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buda. 22% of Buda men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Buda women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buda were Machinist and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Operator
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Buda. For the veterans among your Buda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buda lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Buda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Buda in 1950 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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