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Early Origins of the Bugbee family

The surname Bugbee was first found in Northamptonshire at Long Buckby, village and civil parish which dates back over 1,200 years. Even today, the mound remaining of a castle built by Sahir de Quincy in the 12th century can still be seen. The village and the surname both derive their name from the words "by meaning settlement and "Buck' which was derived from 'Bec' (pronounced 'becker' in old Norse) for stream/brook. [1]

The village is recorded in the Domesday Book as Buchebei. [2] The population as of 2001 was 4,000.

Early History of the Bugbee family

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Bugbee Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Buckby, Buckeby, Bukeby, Bugby, Bugbee, Buckbee and many more.

Early Notables of the Bugbee family (pre 1700)

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Bugbee Ranking

In the United States, the name Bugbee is the 11,104th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

United States Bugbee migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bugbee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Bugbee, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]

Australia Bugbee migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bugbee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Chauncey Bugbee, (b. 1818), aged 22, American ploughman who was convicted in Kingston, Ontario, Canada for life for unlawful invasion, transported aboard the "Brothers" on 28th September 1839, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), captured at the battle of Windmill in 1838 [5]

  1. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th November 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook