Buford Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Buford Family Origin

Where is the Buford family from?

SHOW MORE

Buford Family Occupations

What did your Buford ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    32%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    7%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Source: Census data for Buford | Data not to scale

Buford Historical Records

What Buford family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Buford ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Buford

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Buford Life Expectancy

What is the average Buford lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buford 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Buford Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Look up another name