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Buf Family History

Buf Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Bu, Buff, Bur, Bua, Bub, Bun, Bue, Bui, Ruf, Bus

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Where is the Buf family from?

You can see how Buf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buf family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Buf families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Buf family living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Buf's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Buf families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Buf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Buf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Loom Fixer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Buf. 50% of Buf men worked as a Loom Fixer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Loom Fixer
    50%
  • Laborer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 144 census records available for the last name Buf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 122 immigration records available for the last name Buf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 29 military records available for the last name Buf. For the veterans among your Buf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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