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Bufton Family History

Bufton Name Meaning

English (Hereford and Wales): topographical name from Middle English (a)bove ‘above’ (Old English on bufan) + toun ‘village’, ‘hamlet’, i.e. denoting someone who lived above the village, or a habitational name from a minor place named with these elements, such as Bufton End in Cambridgeshire.

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


Similar surnames: Buxton, Burton, Luxton, Luton, Upton, Hunton, Booton, Barton, Ruston

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Where is the Bufton family from?

You can see how Bufton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bufton family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bufton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 12 Bufton families living in Wisconsin. This was about 24% of all the recorded Bufton's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Bufton families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bufton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bufton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Attendant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bufton. 36% of Bufton men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Bufton women worked as an Attendant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bufton were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Attendant
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Attendant
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 656 immigration records available for the last name Bufton. 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 852 military records available for the last name Bufton. For the veterans among your Bufton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bufton lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bufton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Bufton in 1949 was 34, and 56 in 2004.

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