The name Bugdent came to England
with the ancestors of the Bugdent family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Bugdent family lived in Huntingdon
. The Bugdent line was descended from the Norman French name Bogin
, a local
name in Calvados in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Bugdent family
The surname Bugdent 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
in 1195; and Claricia de Buggeden was listed in the Sussex
Rolls in 1219.
Early History of the Bugdent family
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Bugdent Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Bugden, Bugdon, Budgen and others.
Early Notables of the Bugdent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bugdent family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bugdent or a variant listed above: Tobias Bugden who settled in Maryland in 1734; John Bugdon settled in Virginia in 1738; as did his brother Samuel in the same year.