Budde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A product of the ancient Brythonic Celts of Wales, the name Budde, is from the Old English personal name Budda, which is derived from the word budda, which means beetle. The root meaning of budda is to swell, and the surname Budde may also be a nickname applied to a fat person, or perhaps ironically, to a thin one.

Early Origins of the Budde family

The surname Budde was first found in Cornwall, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Budde family

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Budde Spelling Variations

The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Budde have included Budd, Budde, Bud, Budds, Bude and others.

Early Notables of the Budde family (pre 1700)

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United States Budde migration to the United States +

North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Budde:

Budde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Caspar Budde, aged 27, who landed in Missouri in 1839 [1]
  • Cath Agnes Budde, who arrived in America in 1847 [1]
  • Joh Gerh Budde, who landed in America in 1847 [1]
  • M Elis Budde, who arrived in America in 1847 [1]
  • Bernhard Budde, aged 22, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Budde (post 1700) +

  • August W. Budde, American politician, First Selectman of Hartford, Connecticut, 1897-99 [2]
  • Ryan Dean Budde (b. 1979), American professional baseball catcher
  • Brad Edward Budde (b. 1958), former American NFL football offensive guard
  • Christoph Budde (1963-2009), German professional footballer
  • Karl Ferdinand Reinhard Budde (1850-1935), German theologian
  • Robert Budde (b. 1966), Canadian poet and novelist

  • Theodor Budde (1920-1941), German Zimmermannsgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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