Busby Family History

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Busby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Buschebi, from Old Norse buskr ‘bush’, ‘shrub’ or an Old Norse personal name Buski + býr ‘homestead’, ‘village’, or from some other place so called.

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

Similar surnames: Lusby, Bagby, Bush, Furby, Cosby, Wisby, Beeby, Bury, Burby, Nasby

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Busby Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Busby name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Busby Family Origin

Where is the Busby family from?

Busby Family Occupations

What did your Busby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Busby family was Labourer. Going To School, Farmer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Busby. The most common Busby occupation in Canada was Going To School. 16% of Busby's were Going To Schools.

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  • Going To School

  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Labourer


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

Busby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Busby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Busby 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Busby. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Busby. For the veterans among your Busby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Busby Life Expectancy

What is the average Busby lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Busby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Busby in 1940 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Busby 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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