Bawude History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bawude is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in or near the village of Bowood, in the parish of Netherbury in Dorset.

Early Origins of the Bawude family

The surname Bawude was first found in Dorset, where the name is associated with the village of Bowood in the parish of Netherbury. In the Domesday Book survey of 1086 Bowood was recorded as lands held by the Bishop of Salisbury. [1]

Early History of the Bawude family

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Bawude Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bawude family name include Bowd, Bowood, Bowode, Bowed, Bowwd, Bowoode and many more.

Early Notables of the Bawude family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bawude family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bawude surname or a spelling variation of the name include: A. Bowde, who arrived in New Jersey in 1664.



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)


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