Buzzard Family History

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Buzzard Name Meaning

English: from Middle English busard, bosard ‘buzzard’ (Old French busart), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird in some way. The buzzard was considered an inferior bird of prey, useless for falconry, and the nickname was therefore probably a derogatory one. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bosshart or any of its variants.

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

Similar surnames: Bustard, Bullard, Buzard, Bard, Bussard, Cunard, Hazard, Bozard

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Buzzard Family Origin

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Buzzard Family Occupations

What did your Buzzard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buzzard. 23% of Buzzard men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Buzzard women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buzzard were Truck Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Buzzard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Buzzard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buzzard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Buzzard. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Buzzard. For the veterans among your Buzzard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buzzard Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Buzzard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Buzzard in 1944 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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