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Bub Family History

Bub Surname Meaning

South German: nickname meaning ‘boy’ from Middle High German buobe ‘boy’ also ‘servant farmhand’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace). Compare Boob and Boop .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bunt, Bay, Taub, Dub, Bumb, Beu, Bur, Bump, Jud, Buza

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Where is the Bub family from?

You can see how Bub families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bub family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bub families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Bub families living in London. This was about 45% of all the recorded Bub's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Bub families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bub surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bub ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bub. 20% of Bub men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Bub women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bub were Salesman and Maid. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Farm Laborer
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bub. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bub 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bub. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bub. For the veterans among your Bub ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bub lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bub life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bub in 1950 was 45, and 88 in 2004.

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