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
which means "clumsy bird". The buzzard was a fairly common bird in medieval
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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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.