Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Budgint was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who 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 Budgint family
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 Budgint family
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Budgint Spelling Variations
spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Bugden, Bugdon, Budgen and others.
Early Notables of the Budgint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Budgint family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Budgint or a variant listed above: Tobias Bugden who settled in Maryland in 1734; John Bugdon settled in Virginia in 1738; as did his brother Samuel in the same year.
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