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Bechenham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Bechenham name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Buckingham in Oxfordshire.

Early Origins of the Bechenham family

The surname Bechenham was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Bechenham family

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Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1786, 1855, 1825, 1867, 1702, 1701, 1702, 1649, 1713, 1704 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Bechenham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bechenham Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bechenham were recorded, including Buckingham, Buckinghame, Beckingham, Beckinhame, Buckinham, Bukingham, Buckenham, Bockingham and many more.

Early Notables of the Bechenham family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855), an English author and traveler; and his son, Leicester Silk Buckingham (1825-1867) was an English dramatist; William Bokenham (died...
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Migration of the Bechenham family to the New World and Oceana

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bechenham family emigrate to North America: Thomas Buckingham, who settled in Milford, Connecticut, in 1639; Edward Buckingham settled in Virginia in 1650; Richard Buckingham settled in New England in 1694.

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