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Buse Name Meaning

North German (also Büse): from Middle Low German buse ‘fishing boat’, specifically of the kind used to catch herring, and hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such boats or for a herring fisher.

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


Similar surnames: Busse, Buss, Huse, Buser, Kuse, Burse, Bush, Bunt, Guse, Bise

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Where is the Buse family from?

You can see how Buse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buse families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Buse families living in Georgia. This was about 22% of all the recorded Buse's in the USA. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of Buse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Buse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Buse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buse. 32% of Buse men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Buse women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buse were Truck Driver 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
    32%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Buse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buse 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Buse. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Buse. For the veterans among your Buse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buse lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Buse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Buse in 1951 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

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