Buckeridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Buckeridge comes from its first bearer, who was a a burghead which means fortress-hard. This surname is derived from Old English
Early Origins of the Buckeridge family
The surname Buckeridge was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Buckeridge family
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Buckeridge Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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. Buckeridge has been spelled many different ways, including Buckeridge, Buckridge and others.
Early Notables of the Buckeridge family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Buckeridge, Bishop of Dublin; and John Buckeridge (Buckridge) (c. 1562-1631), an English churchman, Bishop of Rochester in 1611 and later bishopric of Ely in 1628 until his death. He was the son of William Buckeridge and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Keblewhite of Basildon, Berkshire...
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Migration of the Buckeridge family to Ireland
Some of the Buckeridge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Buckeridge migration to the United States +
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 Buckeridges to arrive in North America:
Buckeridge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Ruth Buckeridge who settled in New England in 1756
Buckeridge 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:
Buckeridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Buckeridge, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
- James W. Buckeridge, aged 19, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
Contemporary Notables of the name Buckeridge (post 1700) +
- H. B. Buckeridge, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Michigan National Democratic Party State Executive Committee, 1899; Member of Michigan National Democratic State Central Committee, 1899 
- Anthony Malcolm Buckeridge OBE (1912-2004), English author, best known for his Jennings and Rex Milligan series of children's books
- Charles Buckeridge (b. 1932), British Gothic Revival architect
- Leonard Walter "Len" Buckeridge (1935-2014), Australian businessman, founder of the Buckeridge Group of Companies
- David L Buckeridge, Assistant Professor in the department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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