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The name Bucknell has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family 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.

Bucknell Early Origins



The surname Bucknell 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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Bucknell Spelling Variations


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Bucknell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bucknell have been found, including Bucknall, Bucknell, Bucknel, Bucknal, Bucknill and many more.

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Bucknell Early History


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Bucknell Early History



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

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Bucknell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bucknell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bucknell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bucknell, or a variant listed above:

Bucknell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Bucknell, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • Thomas Bucknell, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • Isabel Bucknell, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • Samuel Bucknell, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Bucknell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Bucknell settled in Rappahannock Virginia in 1725
  • Magdalen Bucknell who settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1731
  • Philipus Bucknell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750

Bucknell Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Miss B Bucknell, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Miss F Bucknell, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Mrs P Bucknell, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Bucknell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Bucknell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849

Bucknell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Bucknell, aged 32, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Martha Bucknell arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bucknell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bucknell (post 1700)



  • Victor Earle Bucknell (1904-1969), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1944-49; Candidate for justice of Michigan State Supreme Court, 1946
  • Howard C. Bucknell, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from St. Joseph County, 1932
  • Howard Bucknell Jr. (b. 1899), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Chungking, 1921; Canton, 1922-24; U.S. Consul in Shanghai, 1924-26; Geneva, 1937-39; U.S. Consul General in Barcelona, 1940; Madrid, 1940
  • Barry Bucknell (1912-2003), British BBC TV presenter
  • Peter Bucknell (b. 1967), Viola player, Professor at the Crane School of music (State University of New York at Potsdam)

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Bucknell Historic Events


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Bucknell Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Emma Eliza Bucknell, (née Ward), aged 59, American First Class passenger from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 8

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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. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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