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The name Boudin is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a maker of buttons. The surname Boudin is a metonymic name derived from the Old French word boton, which means button.

Boudin Early Origins



The surname Boudin was first found in Hampshire and later in Gloucestershire and Somerset. Lower says the family can be traced to the 13th century in Hampshire where Sir Walter de Button was progenitor of the family about 1216 A.D. The family had flourished for several centuries in that county, intermarrying with many distinguished families, supplementing their estates with marriages of the heiresses of the Furneaux, Bryan, Turbevilles, Bassets and others. William of Bitton I (d. 1264,) also listed as William Button was a medieval Bishop of Bath and Wells. His nephews included another William of Bitton (d. 1274,) was also Bishop of Bath and Wells; and William's brother, a Thomas of Bitton (d. 1307,) an archdeacon and dean of Wells, and later Bishop of Exeter (1291-1307).

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Boudin Spelling Variations


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Boudin Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Boudin are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Boudin include Button, Bitton, Buttoner, Buton, Biton, Buttons, Boutin, Bouttin, Bouton, Boutton, Budden, Buddan, Boudin, Bouddin, Buttan, Buddon, Buddin, Butten, Buttin, Butting, Budding, Buttane and many more.

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Boudin Early History


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Boudin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boudin research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1713, 1355, 1355, 1584, 1655, 1614, 1629, 1665, 1625, 1648, 1680, 1624, 1679, 1659, 1679, 1620 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Boudin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boudin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boudin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Matthew Button who was executed in 1355; Sir William Button, 1st Baronet (1584-1655), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1629, supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War; John Button (died 1665), an English...

Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boudin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boudin In Ireland


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Boudin In Ireland



Some of the Boudin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Boudin or a variant listed above: Mary Button who settled in Jamaica in 1685; Thomas Button settled in Virginia in 1623; William Button settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620; John Button settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1775.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boudin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boudin (post 1700)



  • Michael Boudin (b. 1939), American judge
  • Louis B. Boudin (1874-1952), American Marxist intellectual and lawyer
  • Leonard Boudin (1912-1989), American civil liberties lawyer
  • Chesa Boudin (b. 1980), American left-wing writer
  • Michael Boudin (b. 1939), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia, 1990-92; Resigned 1992; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 1992-
  • Louis B. Boudin (1874-1952), American politician, Candidate for judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1910, 1917; Candidate for chief judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1916
  • Jacques Jean-Marie François Boudin, Count de Tromelin, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • François Louis Boudin de Roville, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Stéphane Boudin (1888-1967), French interior designer
  • Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), French landscape painter
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Boudin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boudin 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2016 at 09:31.

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