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Re: What does the word Bustin mean?
Posted by: Steve Martonak (ID *****9828) Date: December 23, 2006 at 08:40:54
In Reply to: Re: What does the word Bustin mean? by Retha Clements of 57

Hey Retha, long time no talk.

I'm not aware of any evidence, Larry Bustin's book not with standing, that our BUSTINs came from Ireland. The immigrants into early 17th century Virginia were almost always from England (or Wales), many from Norfolk County; hence the naming of Norfolk Co in Virginai.

The 1860 census of Savannah GA does have a Henry BUSTIN from Ireland, but that is the only Irish connection I've ever run across.

As to the meaning of "Bustin", it's probably significant that the three earliest records in Lower Norfolk VA refer to Christopher as "BURSTIN". In fact, one of the descendant lines has gone back to that spelling and pronunciations.

Also, if I recall correctly, many of the Jewish BUSTINs, were originally BUTZEN.

Steve
http://users.waymark.net/shmartonak/bustin.htm

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