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Bumstead Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bumpstead in Essex, recorded in Domesday Book as Bumesteda, from Old English bune ‘reed’ + stede ‘place’, ‘site’.

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


Similar surnames: Umstead, Halstead, Winstead, Hempstead, Newstead, Stead, Milstead

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Where is the Bumstead family from?

You can see how Bumstead families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bumstead family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bumstead families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Bumstead families living in Massachusetts. This was about 58% of all the recorded Bumstead's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Bumstead families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bumstead surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bumstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bumstead. 18% of Bumstead men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Bumstead women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bumstead were Carpenter and Student Nurse.

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Mechanic
    9%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Housewife
    27%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Student Nurse
    14%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bumstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bumstead 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 991 immigration records available for the last name Bumstead. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bumstead. For the veterans among your Bumstead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bumstead lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bumstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bumstead in 1958 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

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