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Origin and popularity of the name BUF


Buff : 1: German: nickname for a violent aggressive person from Middle High German buf ‘push shove’.2: German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Bodo or the compound name Bodefrit containing the Old High German element biutan ‘to bid or order’ or boto ‘messenger’.3: English (of Norman origin): variant of Bough 1.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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