Today's generation of the Buzzy family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Buzzy family lived at the parish of Bussey in Hereford. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The name, however, is a reference to the family's former place of residence, Bouce, in Orne, Normandy
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early Origins of the Buzzy family
The surname Buzzy was first found in Leicestershire
at Wyfordby, a parish, in the union of Melton-Mowbray, hundred
of Framland. "This place, at the Conquest, was granted to Roger de Bussy, Baron
of Tickhill, in the county of York." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Buzzy family
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Buzzy Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Buzzy include Bussey, Busse, Bushe, Boosie, Boosey, Bowsey, Busey and many more.
Early Notables of the Buzzy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buzzy family to Ireland
Some of the Buzzy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Buzzy family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Buzzys to arrive on North American shores:
Buzzy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Leonard Buzzy, aged 15, who landed in America, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Buzzy (post 1700)
- Buzzy Meekin, American bassist and vocalist in The Danny Joe Brown Band (1980-1982)