Buis Family History
Buis Name Meaning
Dutch: patronymic from the ancient Germanic personal name Buso see Bus . Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a fisherman on a type of ship called a buis. Compare Bice Bise and Byce . French: from buis ‘box (tree)’ in any of a number of possible applications. It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a box thicket or a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the wood.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022