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The BUSH surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 81,524 346 0.030 302
United States (1880 census) 23,577 219 0.047 472
Change since 1880 +57947 -127 -0.017 -170
Other Countries
Australia 2,419 667 0.015 148
United Kingdom 8,395 728 0.018 183

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of BUSH

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BUSH surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BUSH surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BUSH in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 636 0.78
Asian/Pacific 424 0.52
White (Caucasian) 60,442 74.14
Black/African American 17,520 21.49
Mixed Race 1,247 1.53
White (Hispanic) 1,264 1.55

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BUSH surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BUSH in historical publications

BUSH. See Bysh. This word, now applied to a low thick tree, formerly meant a whole wood or grove (sylva, nemus), and this proper sense is retained in America and Australia. Atte-Busche therefore, in medieval writings, is equivalent to De Bosco, while the singular name Cutbush is simply a translation of Tailgebosch, Tallebosc, (Taille-bois) so common in Domesd. There is nothing clearer in the etjinology of surnames than that the dissinilar appellations Cutbush and Talboys mean one and the same thing, or that Bush and Boys are identical.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to BUSH

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BUSH.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BUSH

The following words are slight variants of BUSH that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.