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Bushey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bushey in Hertfordshire, so named with an Old English bysce or byxe ‘box’ + hæg ‘enclosure’. Americanized spelling of French Boucher. Americanized spelling of German Büsche (see Busche) or Swiss German Büschi, a variant of Busch.

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


Similar surnames: Busher, Bussey, Bosley, Busey, Bush, Buskey, Busse, Hussey, Buley

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Where is the Bushey family from?

You can see how Bushey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bushey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bushey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Bushey families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Bushey's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bushey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bushey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bushey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bushey. 27% of Bushey men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Bushey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bushey were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Bushey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bushey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bushey. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Bushey. For the veterans among your Bushey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bushey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bushey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bushey in 1945 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

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