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Where did the English Budden family come from? What is the English Budden family crest and coat of arms? When did the Budden family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Budden family history?The many generations and branches of the Budden family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a maker of buttons. The surname Budden is a metonymic name derived from the Old French word boton, which means button.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Budden were recorded, including Button, Bitton, Buttoner, Buton, Biton, Buttons, Boutin, Bouttin, Bouton, Boutton, Budden, Buddan, Boudin, Bouddin, Buttan, Buddon, Buddin, Butten, Buttin, Butting, Budding, Buttane and many more.
First found in Hampshire and later in Gloucestershire and Somerset. Lower says the family can be traced to the 13th century in Hampshire where Sir Walter de Button was progenitor of the family about 1216 A.D. The family had flourished for several centuries in that county, intermarrying with many distinguished families, supplementing their estates with marriages of the heiresses of the Furneaux, Bryan, Turbevilles, Bassets and others. William of Bitton I (d. 1264,) also listed as William Button was a medieval Bishop of Bath and Wells. His nephews included another William of Bitton (d. 1274,) was also Bishop of Bath and Wells; and William's brother, a Thomas of Bitton (d. 1307,) an archdeacon and dean of Wells, and later Bishop of Exeter (1291-1307).
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Budden research. Another 299 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1713, 1355, 1355, 1665, 1625, 1648, 1680, 1624, 1679, 1659 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Budden History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 143 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Budden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Budden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Budden family emigrate to North America:
Budden Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Budden Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Budden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Budden 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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