The origins of the Beckenghan name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Buckingham
Early Origins of the Beckenghan family
The surname Beckenghan was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Beckenghan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beckenghan 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 Beckenghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beckenghan 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 Beckenghan were recorded, including Buckingham, Buckinghame, Beckingham, Beckinhame, Buckinham, Bukingham, Buckenham, Bockingham and many more.
Early Notables of the Beckenghan 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 Beckenghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beckenghan 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 Beckenghan 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