The rich and ancient history of the Buhily family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from the ancient Lords of Buclogh where the surname means large mountain.
Early Origins of the Buhily family
The surname Buhily 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 Buhily family
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Buhily Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Buhily have been found, including Bulkeley, Bulkely, Buckly, Bulkelly, Bulhilly, Buhilly and many more.
Early Notables of the Buhily 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... Another 116 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buhily Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Buhily family to Ireland
Some of the Buhily family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Buhily family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Buhily, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : 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 Buhily 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
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