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Bussard Name Meaning

Variant of German Busshardt (see Bosshart). Possibly an altered spelling of French Boussard, a variant of Bossard.

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

Similar surnames: Bossard, Bossart, Bussan, Bungard, Bushart, Bushard, Buzzard

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Where is the Bussard family from?

You can see how Bussard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bussard family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bussard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Bussard families living in Ohio. This was about 39% of all the recorded Bussard's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bussard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bussard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bussard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bussard. 27% of Bussard men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Bussard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bussard were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Bussard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bussard 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 445 immigration records available for the last name Bussard. 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 Bussard. For the veterans among your Bussard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bussard lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bussard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bussard in 1946 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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