Bucknall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Bucknall family

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]

Early History of the Bucknall family

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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.

Early Notables of the Bucknall family (pre 1700)

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United States Bucknall 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 Bucknalls to arrive in North America:

Bucknall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin Bucknall, who landed in America in 1811 [2]
  • James Bucknall, who arrived in America in 1811 [2]
  • James Bucknall, who settled in Philadelphia in 1813

Contemporary Notables of the name Bucknall (post 1700) +

  • Ralph B. Bucknall, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936 [3]
  • 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.)

HMS Royal Oak
  • Arthur George Bucknall (1906-1939), British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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