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Bushnell Family History

Bushnell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bushnells Green in Bucklebury (Berkshire) early recorded as Bushenell or Busshendhill.

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

Similar surnames: Bushell, Bussell, Buswell, Burnell, Bunnell, Boshell, Bucknell

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Where is the Bushnell family from?

You can see how Bushnell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bushnell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bushnell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 20 Bushnell families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Bushnell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bushnell families in 1911.
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What did your Bushnell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bushnell. 15% of Bushnell men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Bushnell women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bushnell were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Bushnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bushnell 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bushnell. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Bushnell. For the veterans among your Bushnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bushnell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bushnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bushnell in 1944 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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