Busch Family History

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Busch Name Meaning

German (also Büsch): topographic name for someone who lived by a thicket or wood, from Middle High German busch ‘bush’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Buch, Bosch, Bush, Dusch, Rusch, Lusch, Musch, Bausch, Tosch, Bosco

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Busch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Busch name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Busch Family Origin

Where is the Busch family from?

Busch Family Occupations

What did your Busch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Busch family was Engraver. Farmer, Student and Architect were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Busch. The most common Busch occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Busch's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Architect

  • Engraver


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

Busch Historical Records

What Busch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Busch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Busch 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Busch. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Busch. For the veterans among your Busch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Busch Life Expectancy

What is the average Busch lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Busch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Busch in 1942 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Busch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Busch 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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