Bustamante Family History

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Bustamante Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Bustamante in Santander province, so named with Late Latin bustum Amantii ‘pasture (see Busto) of Amantius’, a personal name derived from Late Latin Amans, genitive Amantis, meaning ‘loving’.

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

Similar surnames: Escalante, Buckmaster, Gutman, Bahamonde, Bracamonte, Biamonte

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Bustamante Family Origin

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Bustamante Family Occupations

What did your Bustamante ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bustamante occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Bustamante's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bustamante family was Stock Raiser. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bustamante.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Stock Raiser


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Bustamante Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bustamante. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bustamante 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bustamante. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bustamante. For the veterans among your Bustamante ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bustamante Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bustamante life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1957. The average life expectancy for Bustamante in 1949 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

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