Buster History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Buster family
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.
Early History of the Buster family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buster research. Another 51 words (4 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.
Buster Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Buster family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Buster is the 8,408th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Buster family to Ireland
Some of the Buster family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 84 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Buster migration to the United States +
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
- William Buster, who landed in Virginia in 1701 
- Henrig Buster, who landed in New York in 1709 
- Heinrich Buster, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 
Buster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jacob Buster, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 
Buster migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Buster Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Buster, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1839 
Contemporary Notables of the name Buster (post 1700) +
- John Edmond Buster (b. 1941), American physician, director of the team that performed the first embryo transfer resulting in a live birth in 1984
- Budd Leland Buster (1891-1965), American actor known for B western films from Colorado Springs, Colorado
- M. W. Buster, American politician, Mayor of Weatherford, Texas, 1884-86, 1888-92, 1896-1900 
- John W. Buster, American politician, Mayor of Weatherford, Texas, 1875-76 
- Jim Buster, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arizona 2nd District, 1996 
- Jim Buster, American Republican politician, Member of Arizona State Senate, 1935-36 
- Etta Buster, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932, 1940 
- Arthur J. Buster (1869-1950), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Livingston County, 1919-24 
- Dolly Buster (b. 1969), stage name of Nora Baumberger, Czech-born, film producer and director, actress, author and a former adult film actress
- Frank Buster Brouillet (1928-2001), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Washington State House of Representatives 25th District, 1957-73 
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html