Buda Family History

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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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Buda Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Buda name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Buda. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • Italy


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Buda Family Origin

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Buda Family Occupations

What did your Buda ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Buda occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Buda's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Buda family was House Painter. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buda.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • House Painter


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Buda Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Buda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buda census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Buda. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Buda Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buda ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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