Budden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Budden family name is thought to be a patronymic surname created from the personal name Bode.

Early Origins of the Budden family

The surname Budden was first found in Prussia, where the name Boden came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired new estates in different areas which, combined with their great contributions to society, served to elevate their social status.

Important Dates for the Budden family

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Budden Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Budden include Boden, Boten, Bodden, Boeden, Boedden, Bauden, Baudden, Buden, Bueden, Budden and many more.

Early Notables of the Budden family (pre 1700)

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Budden migration to the United States

Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Budden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Budden, who arrived in Maryland in 1650 [1]
  • Sarah Budden, who landed in Maryland in 1663 [1]
Budden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nathaniel Budden, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]

Budden migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Budden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Budden, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Budden (post 1700)

  • Sir Richard Budden Crowder (1795-1859), English judge, eldest son of Mr. William Henry Crowder of Montagu Place, Bloomsbury

Historic Events for the Budden family

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
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