Bufort History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The enchanting region of Bourgogne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Bufort. Bufort 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 Bufort family
The surname Bufort 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. 
Important Dates for the Bufort family
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Bufort 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 Bufort 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...
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Bufort migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bufort Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Rich Bufort, who landed in Virginia in 1637 
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)