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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.

Puffer Early Origins



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.

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Puffer Spelling Variations


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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.

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Puffer Early History


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Puffer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Puffer research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1790 and 1853 are included under the topic Early Puffer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Puffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Puffer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Puffer 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 were:

Puffer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Puffer, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1655

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Puffer (post 1700)


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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
  • R. C. Puffer, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1952
  • Enos Puffer, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Broome County, 1857
  • Charles H. Puffer, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stafford, 1918
  • William Franklin Puffer (1861-1948), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (1905-1917)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Puffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Puffer 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 16 June 2016 at 19:14.

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