Budworthay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Budworthay is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having 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 Budworthay family

The surname Budworthay 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 Budworthay family

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

Budworthay Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Budworthay family name include Budworth, Budway and others.

Early Notables of the Budworthay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Budworthay family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Budworthay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Budworth who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Budway settled in Virginia in 1650.

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