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Where did the English Buffington family come from? What is the English Buffington family crest and coat of arms? When did the Buffington family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Buffington family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Boynton, Boyntun, Bointon, Bointen, Boynten and many more.

First found in Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buffington research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1471, 1600, 1641, 1689, 1680 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Buffington History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buffington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Buffington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Buffington Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Dora Buffington, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1895
  • E. L. Buffington, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1895

Buffington Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • M. E. Buffington, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1903
  • F. C. Buffington, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Frances Buffington, aged 54, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Eugenia Buffington, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Claude Buffington, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1909


  • Adelbert Rinaldo Buffington (1837-1922), American Brigadier General during the American Civil War
  • Joseph Buffington (1803-1872), American member of Congress from Pennsylvania
  • Joseph Buffington (1855-1947), American judge
  • Thomas Buffington (1855-1938), American Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (1891 to 1903)


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Il tempo passa
Motto Translation: Time passes.


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The Buffington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buffington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 16 May 2014 at 03:32.

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