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Where did the English Buggy family come from? What is the English Buggy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Buggy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Buggy family history?Buggy is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Buggy family lived in Nottingham. The family's name, however, is reference to Buge, Normandy, their place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Bugge, Bug, Buge, Bugg, Buggs, Buggy, Buggie and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buggy research. Another 233 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Buggy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Buggy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Buggy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 79 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Buggy or a variant listed above:
Buggy Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Buggy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buggy 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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