Buford Family History

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Buford Name Meaning

English: most probably a variant of Beaufort. Possibly an Anglicized spelling of French Buffard, which is from Old French bouffard, a term which meant ‘puffing and blowing’, hence an unflattering nickname for an irascible or self-important man.

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

Similar surnames: Duford, Shuford, Burd, Byford, Bufford, Burford, Bluford, Bumford

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Buford Family Origin

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Buford Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Buford family was Farming. The most common Buford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Buford's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buford.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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Buford Historical Records

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Buford Life Expectancy

What is the average Buford lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, Buford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Buford in 1941 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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