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Bussey Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in Normandy, France: Boucé in Orne, from which came Robert de Buci mentioned in Domesday Book, Bouce (Manche), or Bucy-le-Long (Aisne). All are named with a Latin personal name Buccius (presumably a derivative of bucca ‘mouth’) + the locative suffix -acum. Altered spelling of German Busse.

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


Similar surnames: Bessey, Bursey, Bulley, Vessey, Hussey, Bushey, Busse, Tussey, Busser

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Where is the Bussey family from?

You can see how Bussey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bussey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bussey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 21 Bussey families living in Quebec. This was about 47% of all the recorded Bussey's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bussey families in 1911.
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What did your Bussey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Bussey. 30% of Bussey men worked as a Labourer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    30%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
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Census Records

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Bussey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bussey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bussey. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Bussey. For the veterans among your Bussey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bussey lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bussey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bussey in 1947 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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