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Buzzard Family History

Buzzard Name Meaning

English: from Middle English busard, bosard ‘buzzard’ (Old French busart), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird in some way. The buzzard was considered an inferior bird of prey, useless for falconry, and the nickname was therefore probably a derogatory one. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bosshart or any of its variants.

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


Similar surnames: Bustard, Bullard, Buzard, Bard, Bussard, Cunard, Hazard, Bozard

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Where is the Buzzard family from?

You can see how Buzzard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buzzard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buzzard families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Buzzard families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 27% of all the recorded Buzzard's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Buzzard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Buzzard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Buzzard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buzzard. 23% of Buzzard men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Buzzard women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buzzard were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Buzzard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buzzard 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Buzzard. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Buzzard. For the veterans among your Buzzard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buzzard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Buzzard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Buzzard in 1944 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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