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Busser Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Busscher . German: variant of Bussert or Buser .

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

Similar surnames: Nusser, Besser, Busse, Buser, Bussler, Bussey, Buller, Bucher, Busker

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Where is the Busser family from?

You can see how Busser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Busser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Busser families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Busser families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 43% of all the recorded Busser's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Busser families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Busser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Busser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Busser. 23% of Busser men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Busser women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Busser were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
  • Barber
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Domestic
  • Laundress
  • Office Clerk
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Busser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Busser 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Busser. 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 903 military records available for the last name Busser. For the veterans among your Busser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Busser lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Busser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Busser in 1961 was 54, and 66 in 2003.

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