Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Bucklant is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in one of the various places called Buckland in the counties of Buckinghamshire
. The place-name is derived from the word laund,
which referred to a space in the open woods where the deer grazed.
Early Origins of the Bucklant family
The surname Bucklant was first found in Buckingham at a village and civil parish in Aylesbury Vale district. This reference is by far the oldest but others include: Buckland, Kent
a village near Dover; Buckland, Gloucestershire
, a village and civil parish in the borough of Tewkesbury; Buckland, Hereford, a village and is part of Buckland and Chipping civil parish in East Hertfordshire; Buckland, Surrey
a village and civil parish in the Mole Valley district; and others.
Early History of the Bucklant family
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Bucklant 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. Bucklant has been spelled many different ways, including Buckland, Bucland, Bucklin and others.
Early Notables of the Bucklant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bucklant family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bucklants to arrive in North America: Christopher Buckland who settled in Barbados in 1635; John Buckland settled in Virginia in 1637; Richard Buckland settled in Virginia in 1645; Walter Buckland settled in New England