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The history of the Buggs family name begins after the 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.

Buggs Early Origins



The surname Buggs 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.

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Buggs Spelling Variations


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Buggs Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of 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.

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Buggs Early History


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Buggs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buggs research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Buggs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buggs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buggs Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Buggs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buggs In Ireland


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Buggs In Ireland



Some of the Buggs 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.

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The Great Migration



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

  • William Buggs settled in Virginia in 1639
  • Wm. Buggs, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Joseph Buggs, who settled in Barbados in 1654-1663

Buggs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Buggs, aged 40, landed in America in 1836
  • Charles Buggs with his wife and three children settled in New England in 1836
  • J C Buggs, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buggs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buggs (post 1700)



  • John Allen Buggs, Government Official, Washington D.C

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Buggs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buggs Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2013 at 16:13.

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