Buffalo Family History

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Buffalo Name Meaning

Origin unidentified; possibly am American nickname from buffalo (the animal), perhaps denoting a large, powerfully built man.

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


Similar surnames: Buffin, Buffo, Ruffalo, Buffaloe, Bufalino, Buffa, Huffer, Barbaro

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Buffalo Family Origin

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Buffalo Family Occupations

What did your Buffalo ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Buffalo occupation in Canada was Hunter. 100% of Buffalo's were Hunters.

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  • Hunter

    100%

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

Buffalo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Buffalo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buffalo 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 Buffalo. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Buffalo. For the veterans among your Buffalo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buffalo Life Expectancy

What is the average Buffalo lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Buffalo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Buffalo in 1946 was 58, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buffalo

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buffalo 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.

Famous Buffalo Family

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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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