The Budworthe name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from 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
Early Origins of the Budworthe family
The surname Budworthe 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 Budworthe family
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Budworthe Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Budworthe has undergone many spelling variations
, including Budworth, Budway and others.
Early Notables of the Budworthe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Budworthe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Budworthe were among those contributors: John Budworth who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Budway settled in Virginia in 1650.
The Budworthe 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.