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Buster is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who had facial features similar to a buzzard. The etymology of the name Buster lies in the Latin avis tarda which means "clumsy bird". The buzzard was a fairly common bird in medieval England.
The surname Buster 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.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Buster were recorded, including Bustard, Busteed, Busterd and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buster research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1600 is included under the topic Early Buster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early Buster Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Buster 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.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Buster family emigrate to North America:
Buster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Buster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Buster Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Buster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buster 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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