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Buford Family History

Buford Name Meaning
English: most probably a variant of Beaufort.Possibly an Anglicized spelling of French Buffard, which is from Old French bouffard, a term which meant ‘puffing and blowing’, hence an unflattering nickname for an irascible or self-important man.

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

306,349 Historical Documents with Buford on Ancestry.com
50,360 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,397 Military Records
1,089 Immigration Records
36,194 Census and Voter Lists
208,309 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Buford Families

  • Number of Buford families
     109 - 215
     37 - 108
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Buford families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Buford last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Buford census records

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Buford Family Origin

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Buford Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Buford

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Buford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Buford census records

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Buford Civil War Service Records

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