Buskey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Buskey comes from when the family resided near a bush. The name Buskey is derived from the Old Norman buskr, which means bush. The Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae listed Gilbert and William le Busc in Normandy 1180-95. [1]

Early Origins of the Buskey family

The surname Buskey was first found in Yorkshire. It is likely that the name was first assumed by someone living in this county near a prominent bush. The first known bearer of the name was Richard de la Busce, who was recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1181. [2]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included: Thomas atte Busk; Agnes at Busk; and Thomas Bosc. [3] Earlier the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had included Hamo le Bosco and Henry del Busk, but no county was listed.

Early History of the Buskey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buskey research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1181, 1275, 1305, 1379, 1796, 1800, 1780, 1772, 1862 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Buskey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buskey Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Buskey has been recorded under many different variations, including Busk, Buske, Busce, Bosc, Buscke, Bosk, Busker and many more.

Early Notables of the Buskey family (pre 1700)

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buskey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Buskey migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Buskey or a variant listed above:

Buskey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conrad Buskey, who settled in Baltimore in 1839

Contemporary Notables of the name Buskey (post 1700) +

  • Janet Y. Buskey, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2000, 2008 [4]
  • James E. Buskey, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2000, 2004 [4]

The Buskey 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: Suaviter sed fortiter
Motto Translation: Mildly, but firmly

  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. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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