Anglo-Saxon name Beckenhan comes from when the family resided in the region of Buckingham in Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Beckenhan family
Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Beckenhan family
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Beckenhan Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Beckenhan has been recorded under many different variations, including Buckingham, Buckinghame, Beckingham, Beckinhame, Buckinham, Bukingham, Buckenham, Bockingham and many more.
Early Notables of the Beckenhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beckenhan family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Beckenhan or a variant listed above: 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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