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Bugdon is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bugdon family lived in Huntingdon. The Bugdon line was descended from the Norman French name Bogin, a local name in Calvados in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Bugdon family

The surname Bugdon was first found in Huntingdonshire 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 Bugdon family

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Bugdon Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Bugdon has been recorded under many different variations, including Bugden, Bugdon, Budgen and others.

Early Notables of the Bugdon family (pre 1700)

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United States Bugdon migration to the United States +

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Bugdons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Bugdon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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