Budding History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Budding is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a maker of buttons. The surname Budding is a metonymic name derived from the Old French word boton, which means button.
Early Origins of the Budding family
The surname Budding 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). 
On the infamous side, Matthew Button was executed on the 25th August 1355 for unlawfully taking and killing forty eight head of deer from the forest of Kingswood, the King's private hunting reserve. This person not only lived about the time of Robin Hood, he also seemed to indulge in the same kind of activities, except that Kingswood is about sixty miles south west of Sherwood.
Early History of the Budding family
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Budding 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 Budding has appeared 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.
Early Notables of the Budding family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Budden (1566-1620), Professor of civil law at Oxford, son of John Budden of Canford, Dorsetshire; 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 politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1625 and 1648, he fought on the Parliamentary side in the...
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Migration of the Budding family to Ireland
Some of the Budding family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Budding migration to the United States +
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 Budding arrived in North America very early:
Budding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joh Bernh Budding, who landed in America in 1845 
- Huibert Jacobus Budding, aged 38, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 
- Y.O. Budding, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States, in 1899
Budding Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Albert John George Budding, aged 28, who settled in America from Penarth, Wales, in 1912
- Trevor James Budding, aged 20, who landed in America from Riseamon, England, in 1913
- Isabella Budding, aged 28, who landed in America from Stockton, England, in 1917
- Arnoldus Budding, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1922
Budding migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Budding Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Thomas Budding, aged 28, who settled in Lewvan, Sask., Canada, in 1917
Contemporary Notables of the name Budding (post 1700) +
- Edwin Beard Budding (1795-1846), English engineer, inventor of the lawnmower (1830) and the adjustable spanner
- Richard Budding (b. 1957), retired Dutch footballer
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- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ 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)