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The Anglo-Saxon name Buckle comes from the family having resided in the region of Buckley which was a parish in St. Albans in County Hertfordshire.
The surname Buckle was first found in Suffolk and Sussex where they held a family seat, some say, well before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Buckle has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Buckell, Buckle, Bouckle, Buckles, Buckhill and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckle research. Another 438 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1400, 1533, 1679, 1684, and 1713 are included under the topic Early Buckle History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Buckle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Buckles to arrive on North American shores:
Buckle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Buckle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Buckle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Buckle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Buckle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Buckle Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Buckle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nil temere
Motto Translation: Nothing rashly.
The Buckle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buckle 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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