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.
Early History of the Buhiley family
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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... Another 167 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buhiley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Buhiley family to Ireland
Some of the Buhiley family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Buhiley family to the New World and Oceana
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..
The Buhiley 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