Bufford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The enchanting region of Bourgogne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Bufford. Bufford is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Early Origins of the Bufford family

The surname Bufford was first found in Bourgogne.

Jacques Bouffard, born in 1655, son of Jean and Marguerite (née Le Poithier), was a French farmer that settled in Canada in the 17th century. He married Anne Leclerc, daughter of Jean and Marie (née Blanquet), at Sainte-Famille on 5th March 1680. [1]

Early History of the Bufford family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bufford research. Another 23 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1885, 1830, 1843, 1891 and 1898 are included under the topic Early Bufford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bufford Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bouffard, Buffard, Boufort, Bouffort, Bouford, Boufford, Buford, Bufford, Buffort and many more.

Early Notables of the Bufford family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean de Bouffard de Madiane, born in 1597 in Castres, who was a memorialist and was famous for his efforts and work as a partisan of the peace. Auguste Bouffard, born in Paris in 1885, worked as an enological chemist, or a chemist studying the science of wine and wine-making, in Paris. In Canada as well at this time there were members of the...
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bufford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bufford family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martin Bouffard, archbishop of Rouen, Normandy, who settled in Ile D'Orleans, Quebec and resided there for many years before his death in 1639. Jaques Bouffard was married in 1680 and had 10 children, who helped spread the lineage through Canada. Jean Bouffard, who emigrated from St. Laurant, settled in Ile D'Orleans in 1709.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bufford (post 1700) +

  • W. B. Bufford, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1920 [2]
  • Marcellus Bufford, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 1st District, 1855-56 [2]
  • James Lex Bufford, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 19th District, 2004 [2]

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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