Buis Family History

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Buis Name Meaning

French: from French buis ‘box (tree)’, in any of a number of possible applications. It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a box thicket, or a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the wood (see Box). Dutch: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Buso, Boso.

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

Similar surnames: Buss, Bois, Duis, Guise, Buza, Muns, Luis, Ris, Ours, Bass

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Buis Family Origin

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Buis Family Occupations

What did your Buis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Buis family was Carpenter. The most common Buis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Buis's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buis.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Buis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Buis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buis 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 849 immigration records available for the last name Buis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Buis. For the veterans among your Buis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buis Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Buis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Buis in 1957 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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