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Buffalo Family History

Buffalo Name Meaning
Origin unidentified; possibly am American nickname from buffalo (the animal), perhaps denoting a large, powerfully built man. pwh. No evidence in IGI that the name is Italian, as previously suggested.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Buffalo Families

  • Number of Buffalo families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Buffalo Family Origin

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Buffalo Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Buffalo

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Buffalo Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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