name Bockworth comes from the family having resided at Buckworth, in Huntingdonshire, a village near Alconbury west of Huntingdon
. Alternatively, Buckworth was a hundred
(a geographic division dating back to the Saxons) located in Surrey
. This reference dates back to the Domesday Book
as Cherchefelle, but in 1199 became known as Reigate.
Early Origins of the Bockworth family
The surname Bockworth was first found in Huntingdonshire or perhaps Surrey
, both dating back to circa Domesday Book.
Early History of the Bockworth family
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Bockworth Spelling Variations
Bockworth has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Buckworth, Buckworthe and others.
Early Notables of the Bockworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bockworth family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bockworths to arrive on North American shores: John Buckworth who settled in Virginia in 1638; Richard Buckworth settled in Barbados with his wife and servants in 1680.