Buckett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Buckett originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Buchard, a variant of Burchard.

Early Origins of the Buckett family

The surname Buckett was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Buckett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckett research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1207, 1273, 1500, 1547, 1669, 1748 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Buckett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buckett Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Buckett has appeared include Bockett, Bocket, Bocard, Bocardi, Bochard, Bockard, Bokett, Bucard, Buchard, Bucket and many more.

Early Notables of the Buckett family (pre 1700)

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United States Buckett migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Buckett arrived in North America very early:

Buckett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mary Buckett, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1623 [1]
  • Ann Buckett, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [1]
Buckett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Luce Buckett, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [1]

Australia Buckett migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Buckett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Job Buckett, British convict who was convicted in Buckinghamshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Bussorah Merchant" on 1st October 1829, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • John Buckett, aged 42, a copper miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"
  • Alfred Buckett, aged 18, a copper miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"
  • Thomas Buckett, aged 15, a copper miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

New Zealand Buckett 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:

Buckett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Mary Ann Buckett, (b. 1822), aged 41, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship " Lancashire Witch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th October 1863 [3]
  • Mr. William Buckett, (b. 1822), aged 41, British tailor travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship " Lancashire Witch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th October 1863 [3]
  • Miss Hannah Buckett, (b. 1849), aged 14, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship " Lancashire Witch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th October 1863 [3]
  • Mr. Charles William Buckett, (b. 1855), aged 8, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship " Lancashire Witch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th October 1863 [3]
  • Miss Hannah Buckett, (b. 1845), aged 21, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "John Temperley" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st June 1866 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Buckett (post 1700) +

  • William M Buckett, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Division of Medicine, Imperial College, London, England

HMS Cornwall
  • Leslie William Buckett (d. 1942), British Leading Stoker aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Philip J Buckett (b. 1912), English Midshipman serving for the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve from Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [5]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Stanley V. Buckett (d. 1939), British Ordnance Artificer 2nd Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [6]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 10th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bussorah-merchant
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
  5. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  6. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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