Budwithey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early History of the Budwithey family

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

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)

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

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.



The Budwithey 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.


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