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Budgell is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Berkshire from a place of that name.
The surname Budgell was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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 Budgell family name include Burchall, Burchell, Burchill, Burchhell, Burtchell, Burtchill, Burtchaell and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Budgell research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1737, 1715 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Budgell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Budgell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Budgell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Budgell surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Budgell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Budgell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Budgell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Budgell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Budgell 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.
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