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Bugg Surname Meaning

English: nickname for an uncouth or weird man from Middle English bugge ‘hobgoblin bogy scarecrow’.

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

Similar surnames: Sugg, Bigg, Buggy, Boggs, Wigg, Lugg, Begg, Bunt, Wagg, Buys

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Where is the Bugg family from?

You can see how Bugg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bugg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bugg families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 337 Bugg families living in Suffolk. This was about 24% of all the recorded Bugg's in United Kingdom. Suffolk had the highest population of Bugg families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bugg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bugg ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Bugg. 10% of Bugg men worked as a Farm Labourer and 73% of Bugg women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bugg were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duti. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Bugg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bugg 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bugg. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bugg. For the veterans among your Bugg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bugg lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bugg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bugg in 1940 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

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