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Buffington Family History

Buffington Name Meaning
Possibly a respelling of the English habitational name Bovington, from Bovington in Dorset, which is named with the Old English personal name Bofa + -ing- implying association with + tun ‘settlement’. adm.

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

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45,547 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
12,843 Military Records
1,553 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Buffington Families

  • Number of Buffington families
     101 - 199
     34 - 100
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Buffington last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Buffington Family Origin

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Buffington Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Buffington

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Buffington Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Buffington Civil War Service Records

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