The ancient roots of the Budwith family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Budwith comes from when the family lived 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
Early Origins of the Budwith family
The surname Budwith 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 Budwith family
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Budwith Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Budwith has appeared include Budworth, Budway and others.
Early Notables of the Budwith family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Budwith family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Budwith arrived in North America very early: John Budworth who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Budway settled in Virginia in 1650.
The Budwith 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 Translation: A reference to the ancient Saxon poem of that name.