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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Bucknam come from when the family resided in the region of Buckingham in Oxfordshire.

Bucknam Early Origins



The surname Bucknam was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Bucknam Spelling Variations


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Bucknam Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bucknam has been recorded under many different variations, including Buckingham, Buckinghame, Beckingham, Beckinhame, Buckinham, Bukingham, Buckenham, Bockingham and many more.

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Bucknam Early History


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Bucknam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bucknam research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1786, 1855, 1825, 1867, 1702, 1701, 1702, 1649, 1713, 1704 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Bucknam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bucknam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bucknam Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855), an English author and traveler; and his son, Leicester Silk Buckingham (1825-1867) was an English dramatist; William Bokenham (died...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bucknam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bucknam or a variant listed above:

Bucknam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Bucknam, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1647

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bucknam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bucknam (post 1700)



  • William E. Bucknam, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992
  • Adolph R. Bucknam, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1922; Prohibition Candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1924

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Bucknam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bucknam 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 November 2015 at 09:11.

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