The surname Becknell was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antho Buckner who arrived in Virginia in 1690; Carl Buckner who settled in Texas in 1846; Frederick Buckner who settled in Philadelphia in 1853; and Henry Buckner who settled in Ontario, Canada in 1871..