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Where did the Welsh Budd family come from? What is the Welsh Budd family crest and coat of arms? When did the Budd family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Budd family history?A product of the ancient Brythonic Celts of Wales, the name Budd, is from the Old English personal name Budda, which is derived from the word budda, which means beetle. The root meaning of budda is to swell, and the surname Budd may also be a nickname applied to a fat person, or perhaps ironically, to a thin one.
Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Budd has seen various spelling variations: Budd, Budde, Bud, Budds, Bude and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Budd research. Another 277 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1025, 1066, 1135, and 1170 are included under the topic Early Budd History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Budd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Budd:
Budd Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Budd Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Budd Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Budd Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Budd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Budd Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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