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The ancestors of the distinguished surname Buftome 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.

Buftome Early Origins



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


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Buftome Spelling Variations



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

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Buftome Early History


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Buftome Early History



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

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Buftome Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buftome Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buftome 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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Buftome Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buftome 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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