Buss Family History

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Buss Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a cooper or else a nickname for a rotund, fat man, from Middle English, Old French busse ‘cask’, ‘barrel’ (of unknown origin). The word was also used in Middle English for a type of ship, and the surname may perhaps have been given to someone who sailed in one. The byname seems to occur already in Domesday Book, where a Siward Buss, and a John and Richard Buss are recorded at Brasted in Kent. German and Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart). Danish: variant of Buus.

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

Similar surnames: Boss, Russ, Bass, Biss, Bush, Busse, Nuss, Kuss, Buis, Huss

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Buss Family Origin

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Buss Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Buss. 44% of Buss men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Buss women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buss were Clerk and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Farmer

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Buss Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Buss. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Buss. For the veterans among your Buss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buss Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Buss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Buss in 1940 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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