The ancestry of the name Budworde dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It 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 Budworde family
The surname Budworde 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 Budworde family
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Budworde Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Budworde have been found, including Budworth, Budway and others.
Early Notables of the Budworde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Budworde family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Budworde, or a variant listed above: John Budworth who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Budway settled in Virginia in 1650.
The Budworde 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.