Buchman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Buchman is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who shared a fanciful resemblance with a goat or a male deer. The name is derived from either the Old English word buc, meaning he goat, or male deer. This name would originally have been applied to someone one thought resembled a he-goat or male deer. [1]

Interestingly, there may a Norman connection as the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae lists Radulphus de Bucca as living in Normandy in 1180. [2]

Early Origins of the Buchman family

The surname Buchman was first found in Norfolk, where the name has been "represented in the county as far back as the 13th century. The name of Buck is now most numerous around Norwich." [3]

However, by the late 13th century, the name was scattered throughout ancient Britain. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed: Robert Bok, Huntingdonshire; Richard Boke, Oxfordshire; Robert de le Buk, Essex; and Thomas Buk, Cambridgeshire as all holding lands at that time. [4]

Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Robertus Buk, proving that the Latin version of naming was still in use at that time. [4]

By the 15th century, some of the family were found further north in Scotland. There John Buc, was a charter witness in Glasgow, 1495. A few years later, Thomas Buk from Dunfermline had a remission in 1508. Alexander Buk was admitted Burgess of Aberdeen, 1506, and Duncan Buk held that position in 1560. [5]

Important Dates for the Buchman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buchman research. Another 224 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1313, 1273, 1400, 1540, 1591, 1658, 1753, 1560, 1622, 1696 and 1779 are included under the topic Early Buchman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buchman Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Buchman were recorded, including Buck, Bucke, Buch, Buke and others.

Early Notables of the Buchman family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir John Buck, Sheriff of Lincolnshire. Sir George Buck (1560-1622), was an antiquarian who served as Master of the Revels to King James I of England. "He was descended from a good family which had formerly held large estates in Yorkshire and Suffolk. For taking the side of King Richard III at the battle of Bosworth Field his ancestors were deprived of most of...
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Buchman migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Buchman family emigrate to North America:

Buchman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Buchman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742 [6]
  • Jacob Buchman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744 [6]
  • Martin Buchman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [6]
  • Matthias Buchman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [6]
  • Philip Buchman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [6]
Buchman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Buchman, aged 36, who landed in New York, NY in 1881 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Buchman (post 1700)

  • Peter David Buchman (b. 1967), American Goya Award nominated writer, known for Jurassic Park III (2001), Eragon (2006) and Che: Part One (2008)
  • Eric Buchman (b. 1980), American professional poker
  • Sidney Robert Buchman (1902-1975), American Academy Award winning film writer and producer who was blacklisted but later returned to screenwriting in the 1960s
  • Heather Buchman, American conductor and trombonist
  • Dana Buchman, American fashion designer of the eponymous upscale women's fashion brand Dana Buchman
  • Alex Buchman (1911-2003), American activist
  • Reverend Frank Nathaniel Daniel Buchman (1878-1961), American Protestant Christian evangelist who founded the Oxford Group
  • Lloyd Buchman, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 9th District, 1932 [7]
  • Harry Buchman, American Republican politician, Republican Candidate for Michigan State Senate 30th District, 1940, 1946 [7]

Citations

  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  6. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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