Budworthey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Budworthey comes from when the family resided 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 Budworthey family
The surname Budworthey 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 Budworthey family
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Budworthey Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Budworthey has been recorded under many different variations, including Budworth, Budway and others.
Early Notables of the Budworthey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Budworthey family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Budworthey or a variant listed above: John Budworth who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Budway settled in Virginia in 1650.
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The Budworthey 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.