Type Surname (from nickname)
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 3/18/2016
Nickname from Norman French buge "mouth" (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.