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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Bucknall is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Bucknall, a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire which had a population of 309 in 2001. The village claims that Lady Godiva was born here based on her brother Thorold, Sheriff of Lincolnshire, being known as "Thorold of Bucknall". Bucknall is also a suburb of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire and there is another Bucknal listed in Shropshire. Bucknell can be found in Shropshire, close to the borders with Wales and Herefordshire and also about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northwest of Bicester in Oxfordshire, England.

Bucknall Early Origins



The surname Bucknall was first found in Lincolnshire where the place dates back to before the Domesday Book, when it was listed as Bokenhale in 806, derived from the Old English personal name "Bucca" + "halh", collectively meaning "nook of land of a man called Bucca, or where he-goats graze." By the time of the Domesday Book, the name was listed as Buchehale in Lincolnshire and in Staffordshire as Bucenhole. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Bucknall Spelling Variations


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Bucknall 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. Bucknall has been spelled many different ways, including Bucknall, Bucknell, Bucknel, Bucknal, Bucknill and many more.

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Bucknall Early History


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Bucknall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bucknall research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bucknall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bucknall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bucknall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Bucknalls to arrive in North America:

Bucknall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Bucknall, who landed in America in 1811
  • James Bucknall, who arrived in America in 1811
  • James Bucknall settled in Philadelphia in 1813

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bucknall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bucknall (post 1700)



  • Ralph B. Bucknall, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936
  • Pete Bucknall (b. 1982), English professional rugby union player
  • Peter Bucknall (b. 1982), English rugby union player
  • Anthony Launce "Tony" Bucknall (b. 1945), former England international rugby union player English National Rugby Union Captain in 1971
  • Cedric Bucknall (1849-1921), English organist
  • Frederick Estcourt Bucknall (1838-1896), English-born, brewer and politician in the colony of South Australia
  • Benjamin Bucknall (1833-1895), English architect of the Gothic Revival in southwest England and South Wales
  • Steven Lee Bucknall (b. 1966), English basketball player, first Englishman to play in the NBA
  • Lieutenant General Sir James James Jeffrey Corfield Bucknall KCB, CBE (b. 1958), retired British Army officer and former Commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
  • Henry Bucknall (1885-1962), British gold medalist Olympic rower at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Bucknall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bucknall 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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