Meaning and Origin of: Budd
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Boy name origins & meanings:
- Old English : Herald
- German : To puff up
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Family name origins & meanings:
- English : from an Old English byname, Budde, which was applied to a thickset or plump person. By the Middle English period it had become a common personal name, with derivatives formed with hypocoristic suffixes, Budecok and Budekin. Reaney derives it from Old English budda ‘beetle’.
- Shortened form of German Budde.
- John Budd was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.