Bussard Family History

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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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Bussard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bussard name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bussard. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • European Jewish


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Bussard Family Origin

Where is the Bussard family from?

Bussard Family Occupations

What did your Bussard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bussard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Bussard's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bussard. A less common occupation for the Bussard family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bussard ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bussard Historical Records

What Bussard family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Bussard Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bussard ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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