The name Bucklend has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name comes from when a family 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 Bucklend family
The surname Bucklend 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 Bucklend family
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Bucklend Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bucklend have been found, including Buckland, Bucland, Bucklin and others.
Early Notables of the Bucklend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bucklend family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bucklend, or a variant listed above: 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