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Budge Name Meaning

English (mainly Devon and Cornwall): nickname from Norman French buge ‘mouth’ (Late Latin bucca), applied either to someone with a large or misshapen mouth or to someone who made excessive use of his mouth, i.e. a garrulous, indiscreet, or gluttonous person. The word is also recorded in Middle English in the sense ‘victuals supplied for retainers on a military campaign’, and the surname may therefore also have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a medieval quartermaster. Scottish (Caithness and Orkney): unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Judge, Rudge, Budde, Burger, Buege, Bunge, Mudge, Bagge, Lodge, Buche

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Where is the Budge family from?

You can see how Budge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Budge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Budge families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 87 Budge families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Budge's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Budge families in 1911.
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What did your Budge ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Budge. 45% of Budge men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Budge women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Budge were Carpenter and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Budge. For the veterans among your Budge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Budge lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Budge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Budge in 1955 was 46, and 64 in 2004.

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