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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’.

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


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

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Buffington Family Origin

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Buffington Family Occupations

What did your Buffington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Buffington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Buffington's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Buffington family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buffington.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Buffington Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Buffington ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Buffington Life Expectancy

What is the average Buffington lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, 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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