Bushey Family History

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Bushey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bushey in Hertfordshire, so named with an Old English bysce or byxe ‘box’ + hæg ‘enclosure’. Americanized spelling of French Boucher. Americanized spelling of German Büsche (see Busche) or Swiss German Büschi, a variant of Busch.

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


Similar surnames: Busher, Bussey, Bosley, Busey, Bush, Buskey, Busse, Hussey, Buley

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Bushey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bushey name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    38%

  • France

    19%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Italy

    3%

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Bushey Family Origin

Where is the Bushey family from?

Bushey Family Occupations

What did your Bushey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bushey family was Blacksmith. The most common Bushey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Bushey's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Piano Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bushey.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Piano Maker

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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

Bushey Historical Records

What Bushey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Bushey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bushey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bushey. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Bushey. For the veterans among your Bushey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bushey Life Expectancy

What is the average Bushey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bushey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bushey in 1945 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bushey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bushey 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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