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Buss Family History

Buss Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a cooper or else a nickname for a rotund, fat man, from Middle English, Old French busse ‘cask’, ‘barrel’ (of unknown origin). The word was also used in Middle English for a type of ship, and the surname may perhaps have been given to someone who sailed in one. The byname seems to occur already in Domesday Book, where a Siward Buss, and a John and Richard Buss are recorded at Brasted in Kent.German and Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart).Danish: variant of Buus.

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

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Name Distribution of Buss Families

  • Number of Buss families
     86 - 170
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Buss families
     157 - 311
     53 - 156
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Buss families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Buss Family Origin

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Buss Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Buss

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Buss Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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