The ancestors of the bearers of the Budwithay family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found 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 Budwithay family
The surname Budwithay 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 Budwithay family
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Budwithay 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 Budwithay include Budworth, Budway and others.
Early Notables of the Budwithay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Budwithay family to the New World and Oceana
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 Budwithay or a variant listed above: John Budworth who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Budway settled in Virginia in 1650.
The Budwithay 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.