First name origins & meanings:
- Old English: Herald
- German: To puff up
First name variations: Buddy, Buddie, Bud
Last 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.
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