Buff Family History

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Buff Name Meaning

German: nickname for a violent, aggressive person, from Middle High German buf ‘push’, ‘shove’. German: from the Old German personal name Bodo or the compound name Bodefrit, containing the Old High German element buitan ‘to bid or order’ or boto ‘messenger’. English: of uncertain derivation; possibly a nickname, either variant of Boff 1, or alternatively from Old French buf(f)e ‘blow’, ‘slap in the face’. Compare Buffin.

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

Similar surnames: Puff, Boff, Huff, Muff, Cuff, Raff, Off, Duff, Luff, Buffa

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Buff Family Origin

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Buff Family Occupations

What did your Buff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Agr Lab and Bedstead PAcker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buff. A less common occupation for the Buff family was Charwoman. The most common Buff occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Buff's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Agr Lab

  • Bedstead PAcker

  • Charwoman


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Buff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Buff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buff 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 Buff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Buff. For the veterans among your Buff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buff Life Expectancy

What is the average Buff lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Buff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Buff in 1945 was 19, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buff 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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