Buhilley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Buhilley family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the ancient Lords of Buclogh where the surname means large mountain.
Early Origins of the Buhilley family
The surname Buhilley 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 Buhilley family
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Buhilley Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Buhilley include Bulkeley, Bulkely, Buckly, Bulkelly, Bulhilly, Buhilly and many more.
Early Notables of the Buhilley 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 Buhilley family to Ireland
Some of the Buhilley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Buhilley family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Buhilley were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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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The Buhilley 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