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The name Buffet is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the region of Burford in parishes in Oxfordshire and Salop.

Buffet Early Origins



The surname Buffet was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Buffet Spelling Variations


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Buffet Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Buffet were recorded, including Burford, Bareford, Berford, Barford, Buford, Burfort and many more.

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Buffet Early History


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Buffet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buffet research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1329 is included under the topic Early Buffet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buffet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buffet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buffet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buffet In Ireland


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Buffet In Ireland



Some of the Buffet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Buffet family emigrate to North America:

Buffet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Buffet, aged 30, arrived in Louisiana in 1719

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buffet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buffet (post 1700)



  • Susan Buffet, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 2000

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Buffet Family Crest Products


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Buffet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buffet 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 23 October 2015 at 09:58.

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