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Budd Family History

Budd Name Meaning

English: from an Old English byname, Budde, which was applied to a thickset or plump person. By the Middle English period it had become a common personal name, with derivatives formed with hypocoristic suffixes, Budecok and Budekin. Reaney derives it from Old English budda ‘beetle’. Shortened form of German Budde.

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


Similar surnames: Rudd, Budde, Mudd, Bird, Bald, Dodd, Buda, Kidd, Codd, Cudd

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Where is the Budd family from?

You can see how Budd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Budd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Budd families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 70 Budd families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Budd's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Budd families in 1840.
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What did your Budd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Budd. 13% of Budd men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Budd women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Budd were Carpenter 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
    13%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 144,000 census records available for the last name Budd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Budd 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Budd. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Budd. For the veterans among your Budd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Budd lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Budd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Budd in 1944 was 20, and 77 in 2004.

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