Bumstead Family History

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Bumstead Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bumpstead in Essex, recorded in Domesday Book as Bumesteda, from Old English bune ‘reed’ + stede ‘place’, ‘site’.

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

Similar surnames: Umstead, Halstead, Winstead, Hempstead, Newstead, Stead, Milstead

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Bumstead Family Origin

Where is the Bumstead family from?

Bumstead Family Occupations

What did your Bumstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bumstead family was Laundress. Fisherman, Agricultural Laborer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bumstead. The most common Bumstead occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 12% of Bumstead's were Fishermans.

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  • Fisherman

  • Agricultural Laborer

  • Coal Miner

  • Laundress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bumstead ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bumstead Historical Records

What Bumstead family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bumstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bumstead 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 991 immigration records available for the last name Bumstead. 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 Bumstead. For the veterans among your Bumstead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bumstead Life Expectancy

What is the average Bumstead lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bumstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bumstead in 1958 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bumstead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bumstead ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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