Buggay is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Buggay family lived in Nottingham
. The family's name, however, is reference to Buge, Normandy
, their place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Buggay family
The surname Buggay was first found in Nottingham
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, and were granted lands by Duke William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Buggay family
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Buggay Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Bugge, Bug, Buge, Bugg, Buggs, Buggy, Buggie and others.
Early Notables of the Buggay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buggay family to Ireland
Some of the Buggay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Buggay family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Buggay or a variant listed above: Joan Bugg who settled in Virginia in 1654; Charles Buggs with his wife and three children settled in New England
in 1836; Joseph Bugg settled in Barbados in 1654.