Budge Family History

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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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Budge Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Budge. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Budge Family Origin

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Budge Family Occupations

What did your Budge ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Budge family was Labourer. The most common Budge occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Budge's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Budge.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Fisherman

  • Labourer


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Budge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Budge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Budge census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Budge. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Budge Life Expectancy

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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