The surname Bugbee, found in Scotland and the north of England, is an habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire named Buckby, from the Old Norse personal name Bukki and the Old Norse term býr meaning “ a farmstead, or a settlement.” The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Buckeby. which was dated 1273, in the Hundred Rolls, Buckinghamshire. One Thomas Bugbee was christened on the 28th October 1792, in Raunds, Northamptonshire. The first recorded reference to the name in the New World was in 1851 when Joseph Bugbee arrived in San Francisco. Today there are approximately 1,600 bearers of the name Bugbee in the US.