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Busey Family History

Busey Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Bussey or of Boosey, which is possibly a topographic name from Middle English bosy ‘cow or ox stall’.

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


Similar surnames: Bushey, Buskey, Buley, Bucey, Basey, Burry, Bussey, Busbey, Pusey

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Where is the Busey family from?

You can see how Busey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Busey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Busey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Busey families living in Maryland. This was about 19% of all the recorded Busey's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Busey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Busey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Busey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Busey. 23% of Busey men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Busey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Busey were Truck Driver and Saleslady.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Busey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Busey 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 655 immigration records available for the last name Busey. 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 Busey. For the veterans among your Busey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Busey lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Busey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Busey in 1946 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

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