Bui Name Meaning

Vietnamese (Bùi): unexplained. Belgian French and Dutch: from a northern French dialect variant of Bois.

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

Similar surnames: Buis, Lui, Bus, Bur, Mui, Bi, Au, Bois, Du, Luk

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Bui Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bui name?

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

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  • Southeast Asia—Vietnam


  • Southeast Asia—Dai (Tai)


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • China


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Bui Family Origin

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Bui Family Occupations

What did your Bui ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bui ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Bui Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bui. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bui 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 Bui. 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 184 military records available for the last name Bui. For the veterans among your Bui ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bui Life Expectancy

What is the average Bui lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2004, in the United States, Bui life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bui in 1969 was 53, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bui 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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