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Buhs Name Meaning

Altered spelling of North German Buhse, a variant of Buse.

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


Similar surnames: Kuhn, Buys, Buss, Buhr, Busse, Kus, Guss, Rohs, Bess, Bunts

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Where is the Buhs family from?

You can see how Buhs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buhs family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Buhs families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Buhs families living in Illinois. This was about 44% of all the recorded Buhs's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Buhs families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Buhs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Buhs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Buhs. 60% of Buhs men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    60%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Operator
    14%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Buhs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buhs 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 176 immigration records available for the last name Buhs. 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 236 military records available for the last name Buhs. For the veterans among your Buhs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buhs lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Buhs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Buhs in 1951 was 24, and 82 in 2004.

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