Buff Name Meaning

German: nickname for a violent, aggressive person, from Middle High German buf ‘push’, ‘shove’. German: from the Old German personal name Bodo or the compound name Bodefrit, containing the Old High German element buitan ‘to bid or order’ or boto ‘messenger’. English: of uncertain derivation; possibly a nickname, either variant of Boff 1, or alternatively from Old French buf(f)e ‘blow’, ‘slap in the face’. Compare Buffin.

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

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Buff Family Origin

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Buff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Buff family was Farming. The most common Buff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Buff's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buff.

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Between 1945 and 2004, Buff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Buff in 1945 was 19, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buff

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