Budway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Budway family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living at ones of the villages or parishes named Budworth including: Great Budworth a civil parish and village in Cheshire West and Chester; Little Budworth, a civil parish and village between Winsford and Chester; and Aston by Budworth, a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East.

Early Origins of the Budway family

The surname Budway was first found in Essex 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.

Early History of the Budway family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Budway research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1699 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Budway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Budway Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Budway include Budworth, Budway and others.

Early Notables of the Budway family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Budway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Budway migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Budway or a variant listed above:

Budway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Budway, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • John Budway, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [1]


The Budway Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Beowulf
Motto Translation: A reference to the ancient Saxon poem of that name.


  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)


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