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Busse Name Meaning

German: variant of Buss. North German (Büsse): metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes and containers or for a gunsmith, from Middle Low German büsse, busse ‘box’, ‘gun’, ‘rifle’. English: variant spelling of Buss.

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


Similar surnames: Buss, Buse, Burse, Beese, Budde, Bosse, Busser, Bussey, Buske, Boss

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Where is the Busse family from?

You can see how Busse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Busse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Busse families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Busse families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Busse's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Busse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Busse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Busse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Busse. 21% of Busse men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Busse women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Busse were Machinist and Maid.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
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What Busse family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Busse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Busse 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Busse. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Busse. For the veterans among your Busse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Busse lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Busse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Busse in 1944 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

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