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Buse Name Meaning

North German (also Büse): from Middle Low German buse ‘fishing boat’, specifically of the kind used to catch herring, and hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such boats or for a herring fisher.

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

Similar surnames: Busse, Buss, Huse, Buser, Kuse, Burse, Bush, Bunt, Guse, Bise

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Where is the Buse family from?

You can see how Buse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buse families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Buse families living in British Columbia. This was about 45% of all the recorded Buse's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Buse families in 1911.
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What did your Buse ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Buse. 80% of Buse men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Paper Maker
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Buse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buse 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Buse. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Buse. For the veterans among your Buse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buse lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Buse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Buse in 1951 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

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