The ancient name Bungeon is a Norman name that would have been developed in England
after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. This name was a name given to a The Anglo Norman French phrase bon Jean,
which means good John.
Some experts theorize that the name may be a local
surname from the settlement of Bogin, which is in Calvados in Normandy
Early Origins of the Bungeon family
The surname Bungeon was first found in Huntingdon
where they held a family seat
from very early times, and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bungeon family
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Bungeon Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bungeon were recorded, including Bugden, Bugdon, Budgen and others.
Early Notables of the Bungeon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bungeon family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Bungeon arrived in North America very early: Tobias Bugden who settled in Maryland in 1734; John Bugdon settled in Virginia in 1738; as did his brother Samuel in the same year.