Bussey Family History

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Bussey Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in Normandy, France: Boucé in Orne, from which came Robert de Buci mentioned in Domesday Book, Bouce (Manche), or Bucy-le-Long (Aisne). All are named with a Latin personal name Buccius (presumably a derivative of bucca ‘mouth’) + the locative suffix -acum. Altered spelling of German Busse.

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


Similar surnames: Bessey, Bursey, Bulley, Vessey, Hussey, Bushey, Busse, Tussey, Busser

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Bussey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bussey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bussey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    45%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    8%

  • Benin/Togo

    6%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

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Bussey Family Origin

Where is the Bussey family from?

Bussey Family Occupations

What did your Bussey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bussey family was Charwoman. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bussey. The most common Bussey occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Bussey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Charwoman

    2%

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

Bussey Historical Records

What Bussey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Bussey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bussey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bussey. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Bussey. For the veterans among your Bussey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bussey Life Expectancy

What is the average Bussey lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bussey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bussey in 1947 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bussey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bussey 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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