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Bustard Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English bustarde ‘bustard’ (a large heavily built bird the males of which engage in spectacular courtship displays) from Old French bistarde bustarde. There has been some confusion with Busteed .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mustard, Buzzard, Bullard, Bossard, Star, Bitar, Custard, Bruster

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Where is the Bustard family from?

You can see how Bustard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bustard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bustard families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Bustard family living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bustard's in USA. Ohio and 2 other states had the highest population of Bustard families in 1840.
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What did your Bustard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bustard. 15% of Bustard men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Bustard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bustard were Laborer and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Manager
  • Farmer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bustard. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bustard. For the veterans among your Bustard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bustard lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bustard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bustard in 1959 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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