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Buffington Name Meaning

Possibly a respelling of the English habitational name Bovington, from Bovington in Dorset, which is named with the Old English personal name Bofa + -ing- implying association with + tun ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Huffington, Heffington, Bevington, Ludington, Dunnington, Barrington

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Buffington Family Origin

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Buffington Family Occupations

What did your Buffington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Buffington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Buffington's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Buffington family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buffington.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Buffington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Buffington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buffington 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Buffington. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Buffington. For the veterans among your Buffington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buffington Life Expectancy

What is the average Buffington lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Buffington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Buffington in 1946 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buffington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buffington 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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