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In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Busbee as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in East Renfrewshire at Busby, a village "partly in the parish of East Kilbride, Middle ward of the county of Lanark." [1]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. [2]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."

Busbee Early Origins



The surname Busbee was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Frił), 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. " [3]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. [4]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)

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Busbee Spelling Variations


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Busbee Spelling Variations



Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Busbee has been spelled Busby, Busbe, Busbie and others.

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Busbee Early History


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Busbee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Busbee research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1408, 1411, 1488, 1491, 1526, 1648, 1606, 1695, 1788 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Busbee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Busbee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Busbee Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Busbee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Busbee Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Busbee, who landed in Virginia in 1623

Busbee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Busbee, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Her. Busbee, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1892
  • M. Busbee, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1892
  • W. L. Busbee, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1892

Busbee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Huntington Busbee, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Sophia Busbee, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Isabel Busbee, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Isabelle Busbee, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Sophie Busbee, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Busbee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Busbee (post 1700)



  • Jay Busbee (b. 1968), American novelist and journalist
  • Shirlee Elaine Busbee (b. 1941), American novelist of romance novels
  • Perrin Busbee, American coach of the North Carolina State college football program (1892 to 1897)
  • Mike Busbee (b. 1976), American songwriter
  • Matthew Busbee, fourteen-time All-American swimmer
  • George Busbee (1927-2004), American politician, the 77th Governor of the Georgia (1975 to 1983)
  • Brigadier-General Charles Manly Busbee (1893-1970), American Professor of Military Science & Tactics, Iowa State College (1946-1949)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  11. ...

The Busbee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Busbee Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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