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Buford is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the region of Burford in parishes in Oxfordshire and Salop.
The surname Buford 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.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Buford has been recorded under many different variations, including Burford, Bareford, Berford, Barford, Buford, Burfort and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buford research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1329 is included under the topic Early Buford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Buford 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.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Buford or a variant listed above:
Buford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Buford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Buford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Buford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buford 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.
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