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Beckenhan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Beckenhan comes from when the family resided in the region of Buckingham in Oxfordshire.

Early Origins of the Beckenhan family

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

Early History of the Beckenhan 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 Beckenhan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Beckenhan Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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)

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 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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