The Bikenhan name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the region of Buckingham
Early Origins of the Bikenhan family
The surname Bikenhan was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Bikenhan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bikenhan 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 Bikenhan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bikenhan Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bikenhan has undergone many spelling variations
, including Buckingham, Buckinghame, Beckingham, Beckinhame, Buckinham, Bukingham, Buckenham, Bockingham and many more.
Early Notables of the Bikenhan 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 Bikenhan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bikenhan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bikenhan were among those contributors: Thomas Buckingham, who settled in Milford, Connecticut, in 1639; Edward Buckingham settled in Virginia in 1650; Richard Buckingham settled in New England