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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Buckingham surname lived in the region of Buckingham in Oxfordshire.

Buckingham Early Origins



The surname Buckingham was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Buckingham Spelling Variations


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Buckingham Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Buckingham are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Buckingham include: Buckingham, Buckinghame, Beckingham, Beckinhame, Buckinham, Bukingham, Buckenham, Bockingham and many more.

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Buckingham Early History


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Buckingham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckingham research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1786, 1855, 1825, 1867, 1702, 1701, 1702, 1649, 1713, 1704 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Buckingham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buckingham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buckingham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855), an English author and traveler; and his son, Leicester Silk Buckingham (1825-1867) was an English dramatist; William Bokenham (died...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buckingham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Buckingham or a variant listed above:

Buckingham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Buckingham, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Thomas Buckingham, who settled in Milford, Connecticut, in 1639
  • Edward Buckingham settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Edward Buckingham, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Edward Buckingham, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Buckingham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Buckingham settled in Virginia in 1726
  • William Buckingham, who landed in America in 1760-1763

Buckingham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S Buckingham, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Buckingham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Buckingham was Magistrate for Conception Bay in Newfoundland in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Buckingham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Buckingham, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Charles Buckingham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849
  • Peter Buckingham (aged 20), a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

Buckingham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Buckingham arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • W. Buckingham arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Emma Buckingham, aged 26, a servant, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875
  • George Buckingham, aged 25, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Thomas J. Buckingham, aged 25, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buckingham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buckingham (post 1700)



  • H. C. Buckingham, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Milford; Elected 1926
  • George W. Buckingham (1839-1901), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896; Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1899
  • George Tracy Buckingham (1864-1940), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908
  • George H. Buckingham, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Roxbury, 1906
  • Florence Buckingham, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1932
  • Ellzy Van Buren Buckingham (1839-1922), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Huron County, 1897
  • Edward Taylor Buckingham (b. 1874), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1909-11, 1929-33; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1934
  • Earle Buckingham (1829-1888), American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 16th District, 1867
  • Aurelius Buckingham (1793-1884), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Oxford, 1838
  • Hattie M. Buckingham, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Oxford; Elected 1926
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Buckingham Historic Events


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Buckingham Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Clarence Frederick Parett Buckingham (1913-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Ledderville, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Buckingham


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Suggested Readings for the name Buckingham



  • Looking Back: A Family History and Genealogy (including the Buckingham Family) by Hazel Wise Huffman.
  • Prologue, a Family History and Genealogy of and by Richard Wm. Buckingham and His Wife Muriel Barbara Earl by Richard William Buckingham.

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Buckingham Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Buckingham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buckingham Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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