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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. BUY-FEH  [key]
Other Forms FormsBuffett, Bufford, Buffard, Buford, Beaufort, Beauford, Blueford, Beuford, Bluford, Burford, Bareford, Berford, Barford, Burfort, Bouffet, Bouffette, Beauforte, Beufort, Bluefort

Meaning & History

Occupational name for a maker of furniture, derived from Old French buffet meaning "table, cupboard". It could also be a nickname for an angry and violent man, from Old French buffet meaning "slap in the face". A notable bearer of this name was the French statesman Louis Buffet (1818-1898), a prime minister of France.
Added 11/16/2022 by General9696