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Bufford Name Meaning

English: variant of Buford.

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

Similar surnames: Bafford, Buford, Hufford, Bumford, Gifford, Tufford, Wafford, Basford

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Where is the Bufford family from?

You can see how Bufford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bufford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bufford families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Bufford families living in Tennessee. This was about 31% of all the recorded Bufford's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Bufford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bufford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bufford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bufford. 31% of Bufford men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Bufford women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bufford were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Laborer
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bufford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bufford 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 286 immigration records available for the last name Bufford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bufford. For the veterans among your Bufford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bufford lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bufford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Bufford in 1942 was 49, and 60 in 2004.

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