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Bue Family History

Bue Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farm so named, most probably from bu ‘small house’, ‘shelter’ (compare Buer).

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


Similar surnames: Buer, Bye, Brue, Rue, Aue, Boe, Bu, Cue, Bee, Que

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Where is the Bue family from?

You can see how Bue families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bue family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bue families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bue family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Bue's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Bue families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bue surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bue ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bue. 23% of Bue men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Bue women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bue were Salesman and Saleslady.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bue 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bue. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bue. For the veterans among your Bue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bue lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bue in 1948 was 52, and 54 in 2004.

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