The name Busbay was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Busbay family lived in East Renfrewshire
at Busby, a village "partly in the parish of East Kilbride, Middle ward of the county of Lanark." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Alternatively the name could have been derived from Great Busby in Yorkshire
which dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 and was listed as Buschebi. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
In either case, this place name is most likely derived from the Norman buki,
meaning "bush" or "shrub."
Early Origins of the Busbay family
The surname Busbay was first found in Renfrewshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland
, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew
, East Renfrewshire
, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland
. The name is derived from "the lands of Busby or Busbie in the parish of Carmunnock, Renfrewshire
. In 1330 the office of notary was conferred on David de Busby of the diocese of Glasgow. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Further to the south, the Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1379 list: Ricardus de Busby, and Adam de Buskeby. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Busbay family
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Busbay Spelling Variations
Surnames that evolved in Scotland
in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations
. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Busbay has appeared as Busby, Busbe, Busbie and others.
Early Notables of the Busbay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Busbay family to the New World and Oceana
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan
families back home. Many Scots even fought against England
in the American War of Independence
to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: Bridget Busby who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1637; Anne Busby settled in Virginia in 1635; John Busby settled in Delaware in 1682; John Busby settled in Boston in 1637.