Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person named after the bird of the same name. The buzzard was a fairly common bird in medieval England.
Early Origins of the Buzzerd family
Bedfordshire at Leighton-Buzzard, a markettown and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Manshead. "The adjunct to the name is either derived from Bosard, the name of a family in the county, who were knights of the shire in the reign of Edward III., or from Beau desert; the prevailing opinion being in favour of the latter." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Buzzerd family
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Buzzerd Spelling Variations
spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Buzzerd were recorded, including Buzzard, Boszart, Bozard, Busard, Buzard, Bussard and many more.
Early Notables of the Buzzerd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buzzerd family to the New World and Oceana
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 Buzzerd family emigrate to North America: William Buzzard who arrived in Philadelphia in 1857.
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