Buffett Family History

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Buffett Name Meaning

Probably a respelling of French Buffet, from Old French buffet, which meant variously ‘table’, ‘cupboard’, ‘stall’, or ‘cheap wine’.

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

Similar surnames: Burdett, Bullett, Duffett, Barrett, Brett, Burnett, Bennett, Burkett

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Buffett Family Origin

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Buffett Family Occupations

What did your Buffett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Buffett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Buffett's were Farmers. Farmer, Dentist and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buffett. A less common occupation for the Buffett family was Cartman.

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  • Farmer

  • Dentist

  • Laborer

  • Cartman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Buffett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Buffett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Buffett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buffett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Buffett. 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 Card

There are 447 military records available for the last name Buffett. For the veterans among your Buffett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buffett Life Expectancy

What is the average Buffett lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Buffett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Buffett in 1962 was 83, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buffett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buffett ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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