I have a family coat of arms with the name BUFORD. (Mutare Vel Timere Sperno).It has 4 divisions (don't remember the name of the divisions) two diagonal are 3 each trefoil gold on powder blue background and two diagonal 3 each of British lions in gold on red background.
In The RAGLANDS VOL II- Charles J. Ragland Jr., I note the following lineage as: Evan Ragland 1656-1717 John Ragland 1690-1751 m. Anne BURFORT. Now I see that there is some difference of opinion re the spelling of Burfort- Burford, etc.
Will someone please clarify for me the difference in the families that use different spellings of the name. I know that there seem to be variations throughout the names of many families.