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Buckingham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Buckingham family


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

Early History of the Buckingham family


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.

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.

Early Notables of the Buckingham family (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.

Migration of the Buckingham family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Buckingham, who settled in Milford, Connecticut, in 1639
  • Edward Buckingham, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Edward Buckingham, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Edward Buckingham, who arrived in Virginia in 1656 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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, who settled in Virginia in 1726
  • William Buckingham, who landed in America in 1760-1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Buckingham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S Buckingham, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Buckingham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Buckingham was Magistrate for Conception Bay in Newfoundland in 1817 [2]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 [3]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAMILIES 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ramillies.htm
  • Peter Buckingham (aged 20), a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

Buckingham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Buckingham, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • W. Buckingham, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Emma Buckingham, aged 26, a servant, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875
  • George Buckingham, aged 25, a farmer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Thomas J. Buckingham, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Buckingham (post 1700)


  • Edgar Buckingham (1867-1940), American physicist best known for his was known for his Buckingham theorem
  • Lindsay Buckingham (b. 1949), American rock musician and member of Fleetwood Mac
  • H. C. Buckingham, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Milford; Elected 1926 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George W. Buckingham (1839-1901), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896; Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1899 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Tracy Buckingham (1864-1940), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George H. Buckingham, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Roxbury, 1906 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Florence Buckingham, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1932 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ellzy Van Buren Buckingham (1839-1922), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Huron County, 1897 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Earle Buckingham (1829-1888), American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 16th District, 1867 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Buckingham family



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 and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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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Citations


  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. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAMILIES 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ramillies.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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