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The BUFFORD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,384 12022 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 547 8972 0.001 11
Change since 1880 +1837 -3050 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 10 90451 0.000 1
United Kingdom 16 29331 0.000 0
Top States for BUFFORD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 218 3668 0.004 38
Georgia 215 4198 0.003 26
Alabama 207 3168 0.005 47
Texas 204 9465 0.001 10
Illinois 146 9801 0.001 12
Top States for BUFFORD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Arkansas 144 2632 0.005 54
Alabama 207 3168 0.005 47
Tennessee 218 3668 0.004 38
Georgia 215 4198 0.003 26
Oklahoma 71 6317 0.002 21


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BUFFORD live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BUFFORD represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BUFFORD in Tennessee than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BUFFORD by picking someone at random in Arkansas than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BUFFORD

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the BUFFORD surname.

Ethnic distribution of BUFFORD in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 950 39.85
Mixed Race 45 1.89
White (Hispanic) 21 0.88
Native American/Alaskan 10 0.42
Asian/Pacific 6 0.25
Black/African American 1,352 56.71

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BUFFORD surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

BUFFORD is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of BUFFORD in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of BUFFORD.

Similar names to BUFFORD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BUFFORD.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BUFFORD

The following words are slight variants of BUFFORD that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.