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Bus Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Bos . Dutch: metonymic occupational name from bussemaker maker of boxes and tins or of firearms from (Middle) Dutch bus ‘box tin firearm’. See Buss . Hungarian (mainly Bús): nickname from bús ‘sad’ (from the Turkic loanword ‘grief’). Alternatively it may be from the old personal name Bús a derivative of the same Turkic loanword. Czech (Buš) and Slovak (Búš Buš and Bús): from a pet form of the personal names like Budislav (see Buda ) or from a shortened form of the personal name Bohuslav formed with Slavic Bog ‘God’. Danish: variant of Buus .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bos, Buys, Buss, Bui, Bua, Ris, Buus, Busse, Kus, Muns

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Where is the Bus family from?

You can see how Bus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bus families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Bus families living in Quebec. This was about 53% of all the recorded Bus's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bus families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bus. 22% of Bus men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Bus women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bus were Painter and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Painter
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Packer
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Bus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bus. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Bus. For the veterans among your Bus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bus lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Bus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Bus in 1964 was 53, and 86 in 2004.

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