The ancestors of the name Bechinghan date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the region of Buckingham
Early Origins of the Bechinghan family
The surname Bechinghan was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Bechinghan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bechinghan research.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 Bechinghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bechinghan Spelling Variations
Bechinghan has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bechinghan have been found, including Buckingham, Buckinghame, Beckingham, Beckinhame, Buckinham, Bukingham, Buckenham, Bockingham and many more.
Early Notables of the Bechinghan 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... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bechinghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bechinghan family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bechinghans to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Buckingham, who settled in Milford, Connecticut, in 1639; Edward Buckingham settled in Virginia in 1650; Richard Buckingham settled in New England