Origins Available: English
The name Bugge reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Bugge family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Bugge 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 Bugge family
The surname Bugge 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 Bugge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bugge research.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Bugge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bugge Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Bugge, Bug, Buge, Bugg, Buggs, Buggy, Buggie and others.
Early Notables of the Bugge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bugge family to Ireland
Some of the Bugge 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 Bugge family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Bugge name or one of its variants:
Bugge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- August Bugge, who arrived in Chicago in 1872
Bugge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Bugge, who settled in Scott Co. IA in 1902
Contemporary Notables of the name Bugge (post 1700)
- Sophus Elseus Bugge (1833-1907), Norwegian philologist, known for his work on the runic alphabet