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The ancestors of the distinguished surname Buften date back to the time when England was ruled by the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the Old English "bufan tune," literally meaning "above the village," and probably first referred to one living at the head of or above a village. Bufton is a small hamlet between the Leicestershire with about 10-20 people living there.

Buften Early Origins



The surname Buften was first found in Bedfordshire, where the Buften family first emerged during the Middle Ages. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Robert Buveton, who was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1222.

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Buften Spelling Variations


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Buften Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bufton, Bowton, Boveton, Buftown, Bowten, Buften and others.

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Buften Early History


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Buften Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buften research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1222, 1240, 1636 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Buften History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buften Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buften Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buften 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: John Bowton, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Bowton, who arrived in Maryland in 1649; John Bowten, who immigrated to Barbados in 1659; John Bufton, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1801.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Buften Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buften 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 10 April 2014 at 16:02.

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