Name: Buford

Origin and Meaning of the Name Buford

  • Meaning:
    Lovely fortress
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  • Meaning:
    Lovely fortress
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    (BU ford)
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    Surname derived from the French place name and surname Beaufort, meaning "beautiful fortress". It was popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, at least partly in honor of Civil War general John Buford. Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser was the inspiration for the movie "Walking Tall".

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