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Initially recorded as "Buschebi" in the Domesday Book of 1086, This name derives from the from Old Norse “buskibýr” composed of two elements: “buski” (Wood woodland) plus “býr” (farmhouse, farmstead). Finally, the name means “from the farmhouse of the woods”. Busby is also the English name for the Hungarian “prémes csákó” or “kucsma”, a military head-dress made of fur, originally worn by Hungarian hussars.

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