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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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Merchant

    10%
  • Moulder

    10%
  • Servant

    10%

In 1881, Farmer, Merchant and Moulder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buss. A less common occupation for the Buss family was Servant. The most common Buss occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Buss's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buss

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