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Bushong Family History

Bushong Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of French Bouchon, a habitational name from a place in Somme, so named with the personal name Buccius + Gallic duros ‘fortress’, or a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of bushes, from Old French bousche ‘bush’.Possibly an altered spelling of German Buschang, which is of Slavic origin (see Bushek).

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

126,231 Historical Documents with Bushong on Ancestry
16,106 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,675 Military Records
844 Immigration Records
11,194 Census and Voter Lists
95,412 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bushong Families

  • Number of Bushong families
     43 - 83
     15 - 42
     1 - 14
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bushong families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bushong last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bushong census records

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Bushong Family Origin

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Bushong Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bushong

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Bushong Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bushong census records

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Bushong Civil War Service Records

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