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Bussey is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Bussey family lived at the parish of Bussey in Hereford. The name, however, is a reference to the family's former place of residence, Bouce, in Orne, Normandy.

Bussey Early Origins



The surname Bussey was first found in Leicestershire at Wyfordby, a parish, in the union of Melton-Mowbray, hundred of Framland. "This place, at the Conquest, was granted to Roger de Bussy, Baron of Tickhill, in the county of York." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Bussey Spelling Variations


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Bussey Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Bussey, Busse, Bushe, Boosie, Boosey, Bowsey, Busey and many more.

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Bussey Early History


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Bussey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bussey research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bussey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bussey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bussey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bussey 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bussey or a variant listed above:

Bussey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Georg Bussey, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • George Bussey who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Ann Bussey, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • George Bussey, who arrived in Maryland in 1655
  • Hannah Bussey, who landed in Maryland in 1670-1671

Bussey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Bussey settled in Philadelphia in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bussey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bussey (post 1700)



  • Louis I. Bussey, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Penobscot County (6th), 1931-32
  • Henry G. Bussey (b. 1816), American Democrat politician, Physician; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 28th District, 1875-78
  • Franklin Bussey, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 4th District, 1921-24
  • Elmer E. Bussey, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of New Hampshire, 1956
  • E. W. Bussey, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 4th District, 1931-32
  • Cyrus Bussey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1868
  • Charles Bussey, American politician, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1981-82
  • Benjamin Bussey, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 4th District, 1913-14
  • A. Stanley Bussey, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Crisp County, 1923-24
  • Maynard Bussey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956 ; Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 24th District, 1965
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bussey Historic Events


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Bussey Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Harry F Bussey (b. 1901), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Hornsey, Middlesex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Bussey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bussey 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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