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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Buist

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  1. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Robert Buist (1805-1880).

Notable Persons With the Last Name Buist

Ian was born on May 30th, 1930. He breathed his last breath on October 27th, 2012.


Grant was born in 1973 in Wellington.


Teddy was born on May 4th, 1885. He died on June 30th, 1959.


George Buist is a soccer player for the Lincoln City F.C. and North Shields F.C. George was born in 1883.


Andy was born in 1984 in Norwich.


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Popularity of Buist as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Buist U.S.
  White 93.35% 64.26%
  African American 3.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Buist

People with the last name Buist are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Buist

  • How Popular is the name Buist? As a last name Buist was the 31,960th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Buist first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Buist is Wednesday, October 10th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Buist? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Buist. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Buist: Your name in reverse order is Tsiub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Usbit. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Buist? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 722 people with the last name Buist.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Buist? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Buist as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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