Bude History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Bude family
The surname Bude was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book,  indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Rockford, held by Alfred of Swain of Essex who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.
Early History of the Bude family
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Bude Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Boade, Boode, Bude, Boud, Boude and others.
Early Notables of the Bude family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Arnold Boate, De Boot, Bootius or Botius (1600?-1653?), English Hebraist, the son of Godefrid de Boot of Gorcom, Holland. "Born about...
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Migration of the Bude family to Ireland
Some of the Bude family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Bude migration to the United States +
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bude or a variant listed above:
Bude Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Heinrich Bude, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 
- Johan Ludwig Bude, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 
- Aktuarias Bude, who arrived in America in 1764-1798 
- Mrs. Bude, who landed in America in 1795 
Bude Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Valentin Bude, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 
Related Stories +
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ 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)