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Buffington Name Meaning

Altered form of English Bovington .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Huffington, Heffington, Bevington, Ludington, Dunnington, Barrington

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Where is the Buffington family from?

You can see how Buffington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buffington family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Buffington families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 54 Buffington families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 32% of all the recorded Buffington's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Buffington families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Buffington surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Buffington ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Buffington. 20% of Buffington men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Buffington women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buffington were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Waitress
    6%
  • Cook
    6%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Buffington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buffington census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Buffington. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Buffington. For the veterans among your Buffington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buffington lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Buffington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Buffington in 1946 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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