Monthly Archives: February 2011

Murder and Imprisonment 1835-1866

As many of you with the name know, Buggy is rare. Despite this, the name appears in reports, articles and newspapers in relation to appearing in court and serving time in prison. Three such examples are outlined below. The House … Continue reading

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Trow’s New York City Directory 1856

I have previously featured some directories from Ireland and Philadelphia on this blog. Continuing in this vein, this listing of Buggy names comes from Trow’s 1856 New York City Directory. It was compiled by H. Wilson and published by John … Continue reading

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McElroy’s Philadelphia Directory 1855

McElroy’s Philadelphia Directory was first published in 1837 and these entries are taken from the 1855 edition. [1] In all, three Buggy men are listed. Two worked in manufacturing in Manayunk and the other worked in the north Pennslyvania area … Continue reading

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A Name from Insects and Transport 1861

In 1861 the third edition of Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch’s (1773-1838) Suffolk Surnames was published.[1] It is a collection of surnames based on those he came across in Suffolk county, Massachusetts. Bowditch is more well known as a famous maritime mathematician … Continue reading

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