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The name Busteed was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a person who had facial features similar to a buzzard. The etymology of the name Busteed lies in the Latin avis tarda which means "clumsy bird". The buzzard was a fairly common bird in medieval England.

Busteed Early Origins



The surname Busteed 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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Busteed Spelling Variations


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Busteed Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Busteed include Bustard, Busteed, Busterd and others.

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Busteed Early History


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Busteed Early History



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

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Busteed Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Busteed Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Busteed In Ireland


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Busteed In Ireland



Some of the Busteed 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Busteed Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Busteed, who landed in Quebec in 1784

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Contemporary Notables of the name Busteed (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Busteed (post 1700)



  • Richard Busteed (1822-1898), American attorney and soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • Richard Busteed (1822-1898), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Alabama, 1863-74; U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama, 1863-74 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kimberley Busteed (b. 1988), Australian beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Australia 2007

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