The name Buhilay was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the ancient Lords of Buclogh where the surname means large mountain.
Early Origins of the Buhilay family
The surname Buhilay was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Buhilay family
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Buhilay Spelling Variations
Buhilay has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Buhilay have been found, including Bulkeley, Bulkely, Buckly, Bulkelly, Bulhilly, Buhilly and many more.
Early Notables of the Buhilay family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Richard Bulkeley (died 1573), a Welsh
politician, Member of Parliament for Anglesey
(1549-1552); Sir Richard Bulkeley of Beaumaris, Anglesey
and Lewisham (d. 1621), English parliamentarian, knighted in 1577; his son, Thomas Bulkeley (died. c.1659), created Viscount Bulkeley of Cashel in the Peerage... Another 167 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buhilay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Buhilay family to Ireland
Some of the Buhilay family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Buhilay family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Buhilays to arrive on North American shores: Peter and Grace Bulkeley and their two sons who settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1635; William Bulkely with son and servants settled in Barbados in 1679..
The Buhilay Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nec temere, nec timide
Motto Translation: Neither rashly nor timidly