The ancestors of the bearers of the Buckely family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in any of the places named Buckley, or Buckleigh, in England. Buckely is a local
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. The name may derive from the Old English "bok lee," meaning meadow, or field. The likely meaning of the name was "clearing in a beech wood" (with boc meaning beech tree and ley meaning wood, glade or clearing). The name could also have been construed from "bucc" meaning a buck or deer; or from the Welsh
"bwlch y clai," meaning clay hole.
Early Origins of the Buckely family
The surname Buckely was first found in Cheshire
where Buckley was an Anglo-Saxon local
, with some of its houses later recorded in the Domesday Book
. The first documented evidence of its existence dates from 1294 when it was described as the pasturage of the Manor of Ewloe, spelled as "Bokkeley". Alternatively, the original spelling of the name was Bulclough, meaning "large mountains," and related specifically to a chain of mountains in central Cheshire
. Whichever derivation, you choose, all point to Cheshire.
Early History of the Buckely family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckely research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1572, 1547, 1571, 1593, 1584, 1593, 1583, 1659, 1635, 1641 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Buckely History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Buckely 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 Buckely include Buckley, Bucklie, Buckly, Bulkely, Bulkley, Bulkelly, Boukley, Bulkaly, Bulkly, Bulklay and many more.
Early Notables of the Buckely family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Richard Bulkeley (1524-1572), of Beaumaris, Anglesey
and Lincoln's Inn, London, Member of Parliament for Angelsey (1547-1571); and his son, Thomas Bulkeley, (d.1593), Member of Parliament for Beaumaris (1584-1593); Peter... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buckely Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Buckely family to Ireland
Some of the Buckely family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Buckely family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Buckely Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Joseph Buckely, (b. 1841), aged 17, Cornish miner departing from Plymouth on 24th March 1858 aboard the ship "Atalanta" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 9th June 1858 CITATION[CLOSE]
Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
The Buckely 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: Nec temere nec timide
Motto Translation: Neither rashly nor timidly.
Buckely Family Crest Products
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf