Bust History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bust family

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.

Early History of the Bust family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bust research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1438 and 1597 are included under the topic Early Bust History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bust Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Beuste, Beusst, Beusste, Bust, Buste, Busste and others.

Early Notables of the Bust family (pre 1700)

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United States Bust migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bust Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Smith Bust, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840 [1]
  • George Bust, who landed in Maryland in 1848 [1]

New Zealand Bust migration to New Zealand +

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Bust (post 1700) +

  • George L. Bust, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in SAINT Stephen, 1926 [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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