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 Occupations

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  • Servant

    100%

In 1881, the most common Buff occupation in Canada was Servant. 100% of Buff's were Servants.

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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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