The ancestors of the distinguished surname Bufton 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.
Early Origins of the Bufton family
The surname Bufton was first found in Bedfordshire
, where the Bufton 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.
Early History of the Bufton family
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Bufton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bufton, Bowton, Boveton, Buftown, Bowten, Buften and others.
Early Notables of the Bufton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bufton family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bufton (post 1700)
- Jack L Bufton, American NASA physicist
- Air Vice Marshal Sidney Osborne Bufton CB, DFC (1908-1993), English Air Officer Commanding British Forces Aden (1953–1955)
- Eleanor Bufton (1840-1893), Welsh-born, British actress
- John Bufton (b. 1962), Welsh-born, UKIP Member of the European Parliament for Wales