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Buma Family History

Buma Name Meaning

West Frisian: from a shortened form of Buwema a patronymic from the personal name Buwe (a derivative of Baldwin ) composed with the suffix -ma ‘(one of the) men of’. It is also a habitational name from any of several estates named Buma. Compare Bouma .

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

Similar surnames: Bula, Busa, Bouma, Blea, Bunt, Buoy, Baum, Basa, Duma, Buman

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Where is the Buma family from?

You can see how Buma families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buma family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buma families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Buma families living in Quebec. This was about 41% of all the recorded Buma's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Buma families in 1911.
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What did your Buma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Buma. 30% of Buma men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Buma women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buma were Farm Operator and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Buma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buma census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 353 immigration records available for the last name Buma. 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 Cards

There are 246 military records available for the last name Buma. For the veterans among your Buma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buma lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Buma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Buma in 1965 was 94, and 44 in 2004.

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