Budwithey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Budwithey is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came 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 East.
Early Origins of the Budwithey family
The surname Budwithey 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.
Important Dates for the Budwithey family
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Budwithey Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Budwithey are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Budwithey include: Budworth, Budway and others.
Early Notables of the Budwithey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Budwithey family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Budwithey or a variant listed above: John Budworth who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Budway settled in Virginia in 1650.