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Bua Family History

Bua Name Meaning

Italian (mainly Sicily): metonymic occupational name for a herdsman, or a nickname for a powerfully built man, from bue ‘ox’, an old variant of bove (from Latin bos, bovis ‘bull’).

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


Similar surnames: Buza, Busa, Bula, Bun, Bu, Bur, Bean, Bunt, Bear, Buffa

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Where is the Bua family from?

You can see how Bua families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bua family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bua families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 12 Bua families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Bua's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bua families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bua surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bua ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bua. 28% of Bua men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Bua women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bua were Tailor and Clerk.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Tailor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    37%
  • Operator
    37%
  • Clerk
    28%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bua. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bua 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bua. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 443 military records available for the last name Bua. For the veterans among your Bua ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bua lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bua life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bua in 1951 was 63, and 79 in 2004.

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