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The enchanting region of Bourgoigne 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.

Bufford Early Origins



The surname Bufford was first found in Bourgogne.

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Bufford Spelling Variations


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Bufford Spelling Variations



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

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Bufford Early History


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Bufford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bufford research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1830, 1843, 1885, 1891, and 1898 are included under the topic Early Bufford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bufford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bufford Early Notables (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...

Another 92 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bufford Notables 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bufford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bufford (post 1700)



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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bufford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bufford 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 18 May 2016 at 19:46.

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