Origins Available: English, German
Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Nottingham. The family's name, however, is reference to Buge, Normandy, their place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
Early Origins of the Buggs family
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 Buggs family
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Buggs Spelling Variations
spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Bugge, Bug, Buge, Bugg, Buggs, Buggy, Buggie and others.
Early Notables of the Buggs family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buggs family to Ireland
Some of the Buggs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Buggs family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Buggs or a variant listed above were:
Buggs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Buggs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Buggs (post 1700)
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