Buis Name Meaning

French: from French buis ‘box (tree)’, in any of a number of possible applications. It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a box thicket, or a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the wood (see Box). Dutch: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Buso, Boso.

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


Similar surnames: Buss, Bois, Duis, Guise, Buza, Muns, Luis, Ris, Ours, Bass

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Buis Family Origin

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Buis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    83%
  • Lawyer

    17%

In 1881, Farmer and Lawyer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Buis. The most common Buis occupation in Canada was Farmer. 83% of Buis's were Farmers.

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Between 1957 and 2004, Buis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Buis in 1957 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buis

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