Buffington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Buffington family
The surname Buffington was first found in East Riding of Yorkshire at Boynton, a village and civil parish which dates back to the Domesday Book where it was first listed as Bouintone. 
The Byington variant is Saxon, derived from Bying, a habitation, and ton, a hill or inclosure. 
"Boynton Hall, the residence of the Baronet, is a lofty and handsome mansion, beautifully situated upon an eminence in a richly wooded park; the acclivities present some fine plantations, and a large sheet of water ornaments the grounds." 
"Bartholomew de Bovington, living a the beginning of the 12th century, stands at the head of the pedigree; other authorities mention Sir Ingram de Boynton of Aclam who lived in the reign of Henry III, as the first ancestor." 
The parish of Roxby in the North Riding of Yorkshire had some more early records of the family. "This place, in the Domesday Survey called Rozebi, was formerly the property of the Boynton family, who had a considerable mansion here, and in the reign of Henry V. founded a chapel of ease to the rectory of Hinderwell, of which they were patrons." 
Much further to the south in the parish of Lanteglos, Cornwall, Robert de Boyton in the reign of Edward I. gave the church of Lanteglos, to the hospital of St. James at Bridgewater. 
Early History of the Buffington family
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Buffington Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Boynton, Boyntun, Bointon, Bointen, Boynten and many more.
Early Notables of the Buffington family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Matthew Boynton, 1st Baronet of Barmston, Yorkshire (1591–1647); Sir Francis Boynton, 2nd Baronet of Barmston, Yorkshire...
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In the United States, the name Buffington is the 2,989th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. 
Migration of the Buffington family to Ireland
Some of the Buffington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Buffington migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Buffington Settlers in 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 United States in the 20th Century
- M. E. Buffington, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1903
- F. C. Buffington, aged 26, who immigrated 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
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Buffington migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Buffington Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Jacob Buffington U.E. born in West Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 
- Mr. Richard Buffington U.E. born in East Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Pennfield, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 listed as signing the Quaker Loyalist agreement 
Buffington migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Buffington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Buffington, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia 
Contemporary Notables of the name Buffington (post 1700) +
- Thomas Buffington (1855-1938), American Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (1891 to 1903)
- Joseph Buffington (1855-1947), American judge
- Joseph Buffington (1803-1872), American member of Congress from Pennsylvania
- Adelbert Rinaldo Buffington (1837-1922), American Brigadier General during the American Civil War
- Joseph Buffington (1803-1872), American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 24th District, 1843-47; District Judge in Pennsylvania, 1849-51 
- James Buffington (1817-1875), American Republican politician, Mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, 1854-55; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1855-63, 1869-75 
- Mrs. J. W. Buffington, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1952 
- J. Raymond Buffington, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1956 
- George A. Buffington (b. 1879), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1911-12, 1921-24 
- Edward Stanard Buffington (1847-1929), American politician, Mayor of Huntington, West Virginia, 1879-80 
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The Buffington Motto +
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.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
- ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html