The name Bugdyn arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Bugdyn family lived in Huntingdon
. The Bugdyn line was descended from the Norman French name Bogin
, a local
name in Calvados in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Bugdyn family
The surname Bugdyn 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 Bugdyn family
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Bugdyn Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Bugden, Bugdon, Budgen and others.
Early Notables of the Bugdyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bugdyn family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bugdyn 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.