When Swanny Budge was born on 1 September 1804, in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Budge, was 28 and his mother, Helen Bain, was 37.
English (mainly Devon and Cornwall):
nickname from Norman French buge ‘mouth’ (Old French bouche, 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.
variant of Bugg .