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Puffer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Puffer surname comes from a few possible sources, Some instances come from the German word "buff," which means "push," or "shove;" and was likely a nickname for a violent, aggressive person.

Early Origins of the Puffer family


The surname Puffer was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Puffer family


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Puffer Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Puffer, Puff, Poff, Poffer, Pufer, Pofer, Pufker, Pufka and many more.

Early Notables of the Puffer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Puffer family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Puffer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Puffer, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1655 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Puffer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Puffer, who arrived in New York in 1870

Puffer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Puffer, who arrived in Halifax or New York in 1812
  • Elizabeth Puffer, who was recorded to be living in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Puffer (post 1700)


  • Alfred F. Puffer (1840-1875), American Deputy Collector of Customs at the United States Customs House in New York City
  • Merle "Ted" Puffer (1928-2003), American singer, voice teacher and translator
  • Brandon Duane Puffer (b. 1975), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played from 2002 to 2005
  • Richard M. Puffer, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 33rd District, 2001 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • R. C. Puffer, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1952 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Enos Puffer, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Broome County, 1857 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles H. Puffer, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stafford, 1918 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Franklin Puffer (1861-1948), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (1905-1917)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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