Buhiley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Buhiley is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the ancient Lords of Buclogh where the surname means large mountain.

Early Origins of the Buhiley family

The surname Buhiley 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.

Important Dates for the Buhiley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buhiley research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1638, 1573, 1549, 1552, 1621, 1577, 1659, 1644, 1614, 1662, 1640, 1662, 1585, 1659, 1633, 1708, 1688, 1658, 1660, 1661, 1583, 1659, 1635, 1637, 1635, 1568, 1650, 1634, 1685, 1660, 1665, 1666, 1660, 1710, 1692 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Buhiley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buhiley Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Buhiley has undergone many spelling variations, including Bulkeley, Bulkely, Buckly, Bulkelly, Bulhilly, Buhilly and many more.

Early Notables of the Buhiley 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 of Ireland on 19 January 1644; and John Bulkeley (1614-1662), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1662. Thomas Bulkeley, 1st Viscount Bulkeley (1585-1659), was a Welsh landowner from North Wales who supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil War. Thomas...
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Migration of the Buhiley family to Ireland

Some of the Buhiley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Buhiley family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Buhiley were among those contributors: 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..

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