The origins of the Bucklent name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Bucklent was originally derived from a 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 Bucklent family
The surname Bucklent 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 Bucklent family
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Bucklent Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bucklent include Buckland, Bucland, Bucklin and others.
Early Notables of the Bucklent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bucklent family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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