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The name Buss is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a cooper, someone who made barrels or casks. The surname Buss was originally derived from the Old French word busse, which means cask. The surname may have also been a nickname for someone with a well-rounded belly or someone with the ability to drink the entire contents of a cask.

Buss Early Origins



The surname Buss was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Buss Spelling Variations


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Buss Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Buss include Buss, Busse, Bus, Buse and others.

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Buss Early History


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Buss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buss research. Another 466 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1195, 1220, 1273, 1379, 1500, 1771, 1804, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Buss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buss Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Buss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Buss were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Buss Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Buss, who arrived in New England in 1640
  • John Buss, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1678

Buss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Buss, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Janis Buss, aged 7, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Loduick Buss, aged 11, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Mickel Buss, aged 36, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Ludwig Buss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Buss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jesse Buss, who landed in New York, NY in 1828
  • Adam Buss, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Elisabeth Buss, age 35, who settled in New York in 1847
  • Gerh Heinr Buss, who arrived in America in 1847
  • C J G Buss, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Buss Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wilhelmina Buss, aged 19, arrived in America in 1901

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buss (post 1700)



  • Marie Buss, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State House of Representatives from Bremer County, 1950; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1952
  • Jesse W. Buss, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Concord 6th Ward, 1938
  • Claude A. Buss, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Nanking, 1932
  • Walter Richard Buss, American geology educator in Utah
  • Jerry Hatten Buss, American real estate executive in California, majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Daniel Frank Buss, American environmental scientist in Illinois
  • Claude Buss, American history educator in California
  • Claude A Buss, American diplomat, U.S. Vice Consul in Nanking (1932)
  • David Buss (b. 1953), American professor of Psychology at University of Texas, Austin
  • Frances Mary Buss (1827-1894), English headmistress, pioneer of women's education
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Buss Historic Events


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Buss Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Miss Kate Buss, aged 36, English Second Class passenger from Sittingbourne, Kent who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 9

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Suggested Readings for the name Buss


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Suggested Readings for the name Buss



  • Genealogy of the Buss Family and Their Descendants by Daniel Buss.

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Buss Family Crest Products


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Buss Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Buss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buss Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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