Buckel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Buckel family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the region of Buckley which was a parish in St. Albans in County Hertfordshire, but one source claims the name came from Bulkeley (bullock pasture), in Cheshire. [1]

Early Origins of the Buckel family

The surname Buckel was first found in Suffolk and Sussex. The first records of this name include John Buckle who held estates in Sussex, and Wymark Buckle held estates in Suffolk, in 1327. [2]

Early History of the Buckel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckel research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1533, 1594, 1593, 1594, 1570, 1588, 1612, 1626, 1684, 1679, 1605, 1658, 1678, 1688, 1684, 1698 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Buckel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buckel Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Buckel include Buckell, Buckle, Bouckle, Buckles, Buckhill and others.

Early Notables of the Buckel family (pre 1700)

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United States Buckel migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Buckel or a variant listed above:

Buckel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Herman Van Buckel, who landed in Maryland in 1666-1750 [3]
  • Thomas Buckel, who arrived in New Jersey in 1675 [3]
Buckel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Buckel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [3]
  • Leonhart Buckel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [3]
  • Georg Adam Buckel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 [3]
  • Georg Matthias Buckel, who arrived in America in 1782 [3]
Buckel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gottfried Buckel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1858 [3]

New Zealand Buckel migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Buckel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Buckel, (b. 1843), aged 20, Irish farm labourer, from Antrim travelling from London aboard the ship "Metropolis" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 16th June 1863 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Buckel (post 1700) +

  • Cody J. Buckel (b. 1992), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers
  • William L. Buckel, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 15th District, 1990, 1994, 2000 [5]
  • Thomas C. Buckel Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1984 [5]
  • Karl Buckel (1920-1997), German Hauptmann der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Ursula Buckel (1926-2005), German soprano singer

The Buckel Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nil temere
Motto Translation: Nothing rashly.

  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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