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The ancestors of the distinguished surname Buftens 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.

Buftens Early Origins



The surname Buftens was first found in Bedfordshire, where the Buftens 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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Buftens Spelling Variations


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Buftens Spelling Variations



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

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Buftens Early History


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Buftens Early History



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

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Buftens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buftens Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buftens 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. 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).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Buftens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buftens 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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