Tufts Family Crest

Tufts Family CrestThe English surname Tufts is a topographical name from the Middle English term
tufte, tuffe meaning “ a clump of trees or bushes.” Among the early recordings of the name are those of Robert de Taft, in the Assize Court Rolls of Cambridge for the year 1340 whilst Henry Tofte was christened at St. Margaret's, Westminster, on September 29th 1585, and on July 26th 1655, Raph Taft was married at St Peters Church, Nottingham to one Alice Wright. The name is first recorded in the New World in 1638 when John Tufts is recorded in Hingham Massachusetts. Today there are approximately 2,800 bearers of the name Tufts living in the US. 

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