Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Bokenhan is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the region of Buckingham in Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Bokenhan family
Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Bokenhan family
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Bokenhan Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bokenhan has been spelled many different ways, including Buckingham, Buckinghame, Beckingham, Beckinhame, Buckinham, Bukingham, Buckenham, Bockingham and many more.
Early Notables of the Bokenhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bokenhan family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bokenhans to arrive in North America: 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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