Buff Family History
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Buff Name Meaning
German: nickname for a violent, aggressive person, from Middle High German buf ‘push’, ‘shove’. German: from the Old German personal name Bodo or the compound name Bodefrit, containing the Old High German element buitan ‘to bid or order’ or boto ‘messenger’. English: of uncertain derivation; possibly a nickname, either variant of Boff 1, or alternatively from Old French buf(f)e ‘blow’, ‘slap in the face’. Compare Buffin.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press