Bugg Family History

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Bugg Name Meaning

English: nickname for an uncouth or weird man, from Middle English bugge ‘hobgoblin’, ‘scarecrow’ (perhaps from Welsh bwg ‘ghost’). Compare Bogle 1.

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

Similar surnames: Sugg, Bigg, Buggy, Boggs, Wigg, Lugg, Begg, Bunt, Wagg, Buys

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Bugg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bugg name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bugg. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Bugg Family Origin

Where is the Bugg family from?

Bugg Family Occupations

What did your Bugg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bugg family was Farming. The most common Bugg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Bugg's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bugg.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bugg ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bugg Historical Records

What Bugg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Bugg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bugg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bugg. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Bugg. For the veterans among your Bugg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bugg Life Expectancy

What is the average Bugg lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bugg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bugg in 1940 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bugg ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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