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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Buford

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Alt. Meaning

B is for bestow, as you give so much.

U is for unique, your love of life.

F is for finesse, an enviable trait.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

Notable Persons Named Buford

Buford Pusser was a police officer. Buford was given the name Buford Hayse Pusser on December 12th, 1937 in Finger, Tennessee, U.S. Buford is also known as Buford The Bull. He died on August 21st, 1974.

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Buford Ellington was an office holder. Buford was born on June 27th, 1907 in Holmes County, Mississippi. He passed away on April 3rd, 1972.

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Buford Jordan is a football player. Buford was born on June 26th, 1962 in Iota, Louisiana.

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Buford A. Johnson is a military airplane mechanic. Buford was born on August 30th, 1927 in Longview, Texas.

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Buford McGee is a football player for the San Diego Chargers, History of the St. Louis Rams, and Green Bay Packers. He was most prominent from 1984 to 1992. Buford was born on August 16th, 1960 in Durant, Mississippi. Buford is also known as McGee and Buford Lamar.

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Buford Long was a football player. Buford was born on December 14th, 1931 in Lake Wales, Florida. Buford is also known as Long, Buford Eugene; Long, and Buford E.. He died on September 1st, 2006.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Buford

Jr. John Buford is a military person. His military service ended in 1863.

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He holds the title General Manager. R. was born in 1960.

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Bill was born in 1954.

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William Buford is a basketball player for the Tigers Tübingen, Obradoiro CAB, Santa Cruz Warriors, Canton Charge, and Texas Legends in the Basketball Bundesliga. His most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. William was born on January 10th, 1990.

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Bob Buford is a social entrepreneurship, author, and social entrepreneur.

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Napoleon Bonaparte Buford is a military person. His military service ended in 1835.

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How popular is the baby name Buford in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 11 0 11
1881 9 0 9
1883 10 0 10
1884 10 0 10
1886 7 0 7
1887 9 0 9
1888 13 0 13
1890 13 0 13
1891 12 0 12
1892 14 0 14
1893 12 0 12
1894 17 0 17
1895 20 0 20
1896 17 0 17
1897 15 0 15
1898 18 0 18
1899 18 0 18
1900 23 0 23
1901 17 0 17
1902 14 0 14
1903 24 0 24
1904 25 0 25
1905 37 0 37
1906 29 0 29
1907 25 0 25
1908 52 5 47
1909 36 0 36
1910 69 6 63
1911 53 0 53
1912 116 8 108
1913 142 6 136
1914 165 0 165
1915 214 5 209
1916 249 5 244
1917 254 5 249
1918 259 7 252
1919 264 6 258
1920 283 5 278
1921 334 0 334
1922 311 7 304
1923 286 7 279
1924 305 0 305
1925 283 0 283
1926 275 10 265
1927 246 5 241
1928 246 6 240
1929 230 0 230
1930 240 0 240
1931 200 0 200
1932 228 0 228
1933 169 0 169
1934 210 0 210
1935 174 0 174
1936 168 7 161
1937 193 0 193
1938 195 0 195
1939 164 0 164
1940 191 5 186
1941 183 0 183
1942 182 0 182
1943 199 0 199
1944 171 0 171
1945 129 0 129
1946 145 0 145
1947 167 0 167
1948 142 0 142
1949 148 0 148
1950 130 0 130
1951 107 0 107
1952 115 5 110
1953 107 0 107
1954 98 0 98
1955 92 0 92
1956 109 0 109
1957 78 0 78
1958 67 0 67
1959 65 0 65
1960 70 0 70
1961 79 0 79
1962 66 0 66
1963 54 0 54
1964 62 0 62
1965 67 0 67
1966 42 0 42
1967 45 0 45
1968 47 0 47
1969 56 0 56
1970 53 0 53
1971 46 0 46
1972 25 0 25
1973 31 0 31
1974 36 0 36
1975 46 0 46
1976 33 0 33
1977 35 0 35
1978 31 0 31
1979 39 0 39
1980 30 0 30
1981 19 0 19
1982 32 0 32
1983 18 0 18
1984 14 0 14
1985 24 0 24
1986 22 0 22
1987 15 0 15
1988 14 0 14
1989 13 0 13
1990 17 0 17
1991 12 0 12
1992 6 0 6
1993 12 0 12
1994 6 0 6
1995 9 0 9
1996 7 0 7
1997 6 0 6
1998 6 0 6
1999 7 0 7
2000 9 0 9
2003 7 0 7
2005 10 0 10
2006 6 0 6
2012 5 0 5
2016 5 0 5

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Popularity of Buford as a first name

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Popularity of Buford as a last name

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Common last names for Buford

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Miller
  • Adams
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Harris
  • White
  • Allen
  • Wright
  • Scott

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Buford U.S.
  White 36.93% 64.26%
  African American 56.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Buford

People with the last name Buford are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Buford

  • How Popular is the name Buford? Buford is the 2,327th most popular name of all time. As a last name Buford was the 3,907th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Buford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,951 babies born with the first name Buford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Buford to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Buford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Buford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Buford is Monday, April 25th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Buford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Buford was in 1921 with a total of 334 babies.
  • Random Buford Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Buford ranks 90th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 44 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Buford: Your name in reverse order is Drofub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ofburd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Buford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,089 people with the last name Buford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Buford? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Buford as their last name.

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