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Busk Family History

Busk Name Meaning

Danish and Swedish: topographic name from busk(e) ‘bush’, or a habitational name from a place in Denmark named Busk. The surname is also established in England.

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


Similar surnames: Buske, Buck, Burk, Buss, Bush, Busko, Busby, Beck, Rusk, Busa

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Where is the Busk family from?

You can see how Busk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Busk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Busk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Busk families living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Busk's in USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Busk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Busk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Busk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Busk. 22% of Busk men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Busk women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Busk were Miner and Housewife. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    14%
  • Miner
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Sales Girl
    29%
  • Housewife
    29%
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What Busk family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Busk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Busk 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Busk. 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 Busk. For the veterans among your Busk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Busk lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Busk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Busk in 1947 was 40, and 87 in 2004.

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