Buffum Family History

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Buffum Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Buffham, apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly in Lincolnshire, where the surname is concentrated.

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

Similar surnames: Buff, Duffer, Duffus, Burnam, Butrum, Bufton, Buford, Russum, Baum

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Buffum Family Origin

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Buffum Family Occupations

What did your Buffum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Buffum family was Grocer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buffum. The most common Buffum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Buffum's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Grocer


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

Buffum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Buffum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buffum 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 Buffum. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Buffum. For the veterans among your Buffum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buffum Life Expectancy

What is the average Buffum lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Buffum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Buffum in 1947 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buffum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buffum 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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