The Budgind family has descended through the lines of the ancient Normans
that came to England
following their Conquest of England
in 1066. The Budgind name reveals that an early member was 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 Budgind family
The surname Budgind was first found in Huntingdon
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 Budgind family
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Budgind Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Budgind family name include Bugden, Bugdon, Budgen and others.
Early Notables of the Budgind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Budgind family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Budgind family to immigrate North America: Tobias Bugden who settled in Maryland in 1734; John Bugdon settled in Virginia in 1738; as did his brother Samuel in the same year.