Bush Family History

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Bush Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a bushy area or thicket, from Middle English bush(e) ‘bush’ (probably from Old Norse buskr, or an unrecorded Old English busc); alternatively, it may derive from Old Norse Buski used as a personal name. Americanized spelling of German Busch.

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

Similar surnames: Brush, Buss, Rush, Busch, Buch, Tush, Lush, Busby, Wish, Gush

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Bush Family Origin

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Bush Family Occupations

What did your Bush ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bush. 9% of Bush men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Bush women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bush were Farm Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bush Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 538,000 census records available for the last name Bush. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bush 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 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Bush. 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 96,000 military records available for the last name Bush. For the veterans among your Bush ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bush Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bush life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bush in 1940 was 72, and 75 in 2004.

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