The surname Bust was first found in Saxony, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. The family first appeared in 1301 in the region now called Stendal in Altmark. From here the family moved to Magdeburg and Merseburg. They branched into the Albertine and Ernestine lines.
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Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Bust Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Robert D Bust, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)