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Busto Name Meaning

Spanish, Asturian-Leonese, and Galician: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named, from busto ‘meadow’, ‘willow’. In Asturian-Leonese, this name is a Castilianized form of Asturian-Leonese Bustu, of the same origin. Busto (and its equivalent Bustu) is one of the commonest place names of northwestern Iberia.

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

Similar surnames: Bustos, Basto, Busko, Ruston, Muston, Buetow, Sisto, Bufton, Buxton

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Where is the Busto family from?

You can see how Busto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Busto family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Busto families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Busto family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Busto's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Busto families in 1911.
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What did your Busto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Busto. 48% of Busto men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Busto women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Busto were Proprietor and Seamstress.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Mechanic
  • Farm Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Laundress
  • Telephone Operator
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Busto. 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 374 military records available for the last name Busto. For the veterans among your Busto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Busto lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Busto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Busto in 1961 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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