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The name Bustard is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who had facial features similar to a buzzard. The etymology of the name Bustard lies in the Latin avis tarda which means "clumsy bird". The buzzard was a fairly common bird in medieval England.

Bustard Early Origins



The surname Bustard was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Bustard Spelling Variations


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Bustard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bustard have been found, including Bustard, Busteed, Busterd and others.

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Bustard Early History


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Bustard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bustard research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1600 is included under the topic Early Bustard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bustard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bustard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bustard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bustard In Ireland


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Bustard In Ireland



Some of the Bustard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Bustard, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Bustard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bustard who arrived in Philadelphia in 1874
  • Adam, Andrew, James, John, and Robert Bustard arrived in Philadelphia between 1859 and 1880
  • Ellen Bustard, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Donegal, in 1893
  • Arrabella Bustard, aged 25, who landed in America from Cully, in 1898
  • Elizabeth Bustard, aged 18, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1899

Bustard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Bustard, aged 27, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1903
  • Jane Bustard, aged 23, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1903
  • James Bustard, aged 28, who emigrated to America from Donegal, in 1904
  • Dora Bustard, aged 26, who settled in America from Fermanagh, in 1905
  • Alexander Bustard, aged 20, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bustard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Bustard, aged 24, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the brig "Susan Maria Brooke" from Donegal, Ireland
  • John Bustard, aged 19, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the brig "Susan Maria Brooke" from Donegal, Ireland
  • Isabella Bustard, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the brig "Susan Maria Brooke" from Donegal, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bustard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bustard (post 1700)



  • Maitland Bustard, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1932
  • Anne Bustard, American author and teacher in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    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).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bustard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bustard 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 January 2016 at 16:12.

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