Bugdane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Bugdane family

The surname Bugdane 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.

Important Dates for the Bugdane family

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Bugdane Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bugdane include Bugden, Bugdon, Budgen and others.

Early Notables of the Bugdane family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bugdane family

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Bugdanes to arrive on North American shores: 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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