Bugdan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bugdan reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bugdan family lived in Huntingdon. The Bugdan line was descended from the Norman French name Bogin, a local name in Calvados in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Bugdan family

The surname Bugdan was first found in Huntingdon where they held a family seat from very early times, and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. William de Buggenden, was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1195; and Claricia de Buggeden was listed in the Sussex Rolls in 1219.

Early History of the Bugdan family

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Bugdan Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bugdan family name include Bugden, Bugdon, Budgen and others.

Early Notables of the Bugdan family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bugdan family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Bugdan family to immigrate North America: Tobias Bugden who settled in Maryland in 1734; John Bugdon settled in Virginia in 1738; as did his brother Samuel in the same year.

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