Bufton Family History

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Bufton Name Meaning

English (Hereford and Wales): topographical name from Middle English (a)bove ‘above’ (Old English on bufan) + toun ‘village’, ‘hamlet’, i.e. denoting someone who lived above the village, or a habitational name from a minor place named with these elements, such as Bufton End in Cambridgeshire.

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

Similar surnames: Buxton, Burton, Luxton, Luton, Upton, Hunton, Booton, Barton, Ruston

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Bufton Family Origin

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Bufton Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Bufton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Bufton's were Farmers. Farmer and Butcher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bufton.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher


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Bufton Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bufton Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bufton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Bufton in 1949 was 34, and 56 in 2004.

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