Buckles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Buckles is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the region of Buckley which was a parish in St. Albans in County Hertfordshire, but one source claims the name came from Bulkeley (bullock pasture), in Cheshire. [1]

Early Origins of the Buckles family

The surname Buckles was first found in Suffolk and Sussex. The first records of this name include John Buckle who held estates in Sussex, and Wymark Buckle held estates in Suffolk, in 1327. [2]

Important Dates for the Buckles family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckles research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1533, 1594, 1593, 1594, 1570, 1588, 1612, 1626, 1684, 1679, 1605, 1658, 1678, 1688, 1684, 1698 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Buckles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buckles 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. Buckles has been spelled many different ways, including Buckell, Buckle, Bouckle, Buckles, Buckhill and others.

Early Notables of the Buckles family (pre 1700)

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Buckles migration to the United States

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 Buckless to arrive in North America:

Buckles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A. E. Buckles, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • William Buckles, aged 29, who immigrated to America from Liverpool, in 1899
Buckles Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James Buckles, aged 27, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1905
  • William Buckles, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Maurice Buckles, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Kiskeam, Ireland, in 1906
  • Robert Buckles, aged 24, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1908
  • John Buckles, aged 0, who landed in America from Preston, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Buckles migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Buckles Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Buckles, (b. 1853), aged 32, British settler travelling from United Kingdom aboard the ship "Tongariro" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 16th September 1885 [3]
  • Mrs. Mary Buckles, (b. 1853), aged 32, British settler travelling from United Kingdom aboard the ship "Tongariro" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 16th September 1885 [3]
  • Miss Margaret Buckles, (b. 1876), aged 9, British settler travelling from United Kingdom aboard the ship "Tongariro" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 16th September 1885 [3]
  • Miss Agnes Buckles, (b. 1879), aged 6, British settler travelling from United Kingdom aboard the ship "Tongariro" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 16th September 1885 [3]
  • Miss Sarah Buckles, (b. 1881), aged 4, British settler travelling from United Kingdom aboard the ship "Tongariro" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 16th September 1885 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Buckles (post 1700)

  • Abraham Jay Buckles (1846-1915), American soldier and jurist known for his heroism during the American Civil War
  • Bradley A. Buckles (b. 1949), American fifth Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
  • Jesse Robert Buckles (1890-1975), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Frank Woodruff Buckles (1901-2011), until his death on February 27th, 2001 he was the last living American veteran of World War I
  • William Buckles, American Democrat politician, Member of Tennessee State Senate 2nd District, 1947 [4]
  • William Buckles, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1912 [4]
  • John A. Buckles, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Enid, Oklahoma, 1897-1902 [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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