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Busa Name Meaning

Italian: occupational name for a collector or seller of ampelodesmos an ornamental grass with tall pale stems and drooping feathery flowerheads. Hungarian: nickname from busa ‘stocky big-headed’. Slovak (mainly Buša) and Czech (Buša): from a pet form of the personal names like Budislav (see Buda ) or from a shortened form of the personal name Bohuslav formed with Slavic Bog ‘God’. Alternatively it may be of Hungarian origin (see above). Compare Busha .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Buza, Basa, Buda, Buss, Susa, Bula, Husa, Tusa, Bua, Bush

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Where is the Busa family from?

You can see how Busa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Busa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Busa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Busa families living in Iowa. This was about 40% of all the recorded Busa's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Busa families in 1880.
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What did your Busa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Busa. 22% of Busa men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Busa women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Busa were Farming and Laborer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Busa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Busa 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 902 immigration records available for the last name Busa. 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 540 military records available for the last name Busa. For the veterans among your Busa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Busa lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Busa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Busa in 1944 was 25, and 56 in 2004.

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