Thomas Buffett

about 1547–
Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

Thomas Buffett was born about 1547, in Devon, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Buffett
1547–
Anne Mitchell
1547–1600

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Name Meaning

Americanized (or perhaps Anglicized; compare 2 below) form of French Buffet: from Old French buffet, which meant ‘bellows’, ‘table’ or ‘cupboard’, and also ‘slap (in the face)’. The surname could thus be a metonymic occupational name or a nickname, e.g. for an angry and violent man.English: probably a variant of Buffard (see Bufford ). Alternatively, of French origin (see 1 above).History: The majority of the American Buffetts trace their origin to John Buffet, who lived on Long Island in the second half of the 17th century; he is said to be of French (Huguenot) origin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Bufford

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