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Buma Family History

Buma Name Meaning

Probably Frisian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Bula, Busa, Bouma, Blea, Bunt, Buoy, Baum, Basa, Duma, Buman

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Where is the Buma family from?

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

What did your Buma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buma. 30% of Buma men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Buma women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buma were Accountant and Teacher.

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Machinist
    20%
  • Accountant
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Buma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buma 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 353 immigration records available for the last name Buma. 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 246 military records available for the last name Buma. For the veterans among your Buma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buma lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Buma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Buma in 1965 was 94, and 44 in 2004.

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