Bucklin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Bucklin is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in one of the various places called Buckland in the counties of Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Somerset and Surrey.   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 Bucklin family
The surname Bucklin 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.
One of the first records of the family was Hugh de Bocland or Hugh of Buckland (d. 1119?), Sheriff of Berkshire and several other counties, who "received his surname from the manor of Buckland, near Faringdon, of which he was tenant under the monastery of Abingdon. He was held in great esteem by Henry I, and that he was sheriff of eight counties. Six of these the evidence of charters enables us to identify, viz. Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, and Middlesex. " 
Geoffrey de Bocland ( fl. 1195-1224), was an English justice who was both a lawyer and a churchman. He was a justiciar in the years 1195-1197, 1201-1204, and in 1218. "As early as the beginning of [King] John's reign he was connected with the exchequer, and as late as 1220 he was a justice itinerant in the county of Hereford. " 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed the scattered entries and various early spellings: John de Bocklonde, Oxfordshire; Nicholas de Bocland, Kent; William de Boclond, Bedfordshire; and Phillip de Boclaund, Hertfordshire. 
Early History of the Bucklin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bucklin research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1564, 1611, 1564, 1648, 1710, 1695, 1765, 1747 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Bucklin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bucklin Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bucklin family name include Buckland, Bucland, Bucklin and others.
Early Notables of the Bucklin family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Ralph Buckland (1564-1611), an English Catholic divine, born in 1564, the son of Edmund Buckland, who was descended from an ancient family living at West Harptree, Somersetshire. 
Maurice Bocland or Bockland (1648-1710)...
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Bucklin migration to the United States +
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bucklin surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Bucklin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J Bucklin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- William Bucklin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- William, Bucklin Jr., who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- Mrs. Bucklin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- D Bucklin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
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Bucklin migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bucklin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Nath Bucklin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
Contemporary Notables of the name Bucklin (post 1700) +
- George Augustus Bucklin Jr. (b. 1875), American politician, U.S. Consul in San Luis Potosi, 1908-10; Bordeaux, 1914-19; Acapulco, 1922-24; Victoria, 1924-32; U.S. Consul General in Guatemala City, 1910-14 
- Frank W. Bucklin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1928, 1936 
- David W. Bucklin, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Jefferson County, 1826-28 
- Daniel Bucklin, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cattaraugus County 2nd District, 1856 
- Alpheus S. Bucklin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Alexandria; Elected 1902 
- Willard Bucklin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1912 
- John C. Bucklin (1773-1844), American politician, Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, 1828-34 
- Henry O. Bucklin, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 1900 
- Gertrude M. Bucklin, American Republican politician, Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Bridgewater 1956 
- George F. Bucklin, American politician, Mayor of El Centro, California, 1952, 1960 
Related Stories +
- ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html