The name Bogdent was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Bogdent family lived in Huntingdon
. The Bogdent line was descended from the Norman French name Bogin
, a local
name in Calvados in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Bogdent family
The surname Bogdent was first found in Huntingdon
where they held a family seat
from very early times, and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. William de Buggenden, was listed in the Pipe Rolls
in 1195; and Claricia de Buggeden was listed in the Sussex
Rolls in 1219.
Early History of the Bogdent family
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Bogdent Spelling Variations
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 Bugden, Bugdon, Budgen and others.
Early Notables of the Bogdent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bogdent family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bogdent or a variant listed above: Tobias Bugden who settled in Maryland in 1734; John Bugdon settled in Virginia in 1738; as did his brother Samuel in the same year.