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Busch Family History

Busch Name Meaning

German (also Büsch): topographic name for someone who lived by a thicket or wood, from Middle High German busch ‘bush’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Buch, Bosch, Bush, Dusch, Rusch, Lusch, Musch, Bausch, Tosch, Bosco

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Where is the Busch family from?

You can see how Busch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Busch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Busch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Busch families living in Ohio. This was about 45% of all the recorded Busch's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Busch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Busch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Busch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Busch. 13% of Busch men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Busch women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Busch were Clerk and Waitress.

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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
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Waitress
    5%
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What Busch family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Busch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Busch 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Busch. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Busch. For the veterans among your Busch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Busch lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Busch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Busch in 1942 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

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