Show ContentsBudgin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The proud Norman name of Budgin was developed in England soon after Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was name for a The Anglo Norman French phrase bon Jean, which means good John. Some experts theorize that the name may be a local surname from the settlement of Bogin, which is in Calvados in Normandy,

Early Origins of the Budgin family

The surname Budgin was first found in Huntingdonshire 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.

Early History of the Budgin family

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Budgin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Budgin have been found, including Bugden, Bugdon, Budgen and others.

Early Notables of the Budgin family (pre 1700)

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United States Budgin migration to the United States +

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Budgin were among those contributors:

Budgin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Budgin, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [1]

  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) on Facebook