Bugler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bugler is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a manufacturer of buckles having derived from the Old French word bouclier, which literally means buckle-maker

Early Origins of the Bugler family

The surname Bugler was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Bugler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bugler research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1544, 1550, and 1886 are included under the topic Early Bugler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bugler Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bugler has appeared include Buckler, Bucklar, Bukler and others.

Early Notables of the Bugler family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bugler family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bugler arrived in North America very early: Andrew Buckler who arrived in Virginia in 1606, fourteen years before the "Mayflower"; Charles Buckler, who settled in New England in 1685; William Buckler, who came to New England in 1654.



The Bugler Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fidelis usque ad mortem
Motto Translation: Faithful even unto death.


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