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The ancestors of the distinguished surname Buftin 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.

Buftin Early Origins



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


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Buftin Spelling Variations



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

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Buftin Early History


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Buftin Early History



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

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Buftin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buftin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buftin 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. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Buftin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buftin 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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