Buckner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Buckner family

The surname Buckner was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Buckner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckner research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1470, 1838, 1614 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Buckner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buckner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bockner, Bochner, Buckner, Bocher, Buchenau, Buckner and many more.

Early Notables of the Buckner family (pre 1700)

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


United States Buckner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Buckner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Buckner, who arrived in Virginia in 1667 [1]
  • Antho Buckner who arrived in Virginia in 1690
Buckner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Margaret Buckner, who arrived in Virginia in 1717 [1]
Buckner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Buckner, aged 45, who landed in America in 1822 [1]
  • James Buckner, aged 50, who landed in America in 1822 [1]
  • Lucy Buckner, who landed in New York in 1846 [1]
  • Carl Buckner who settled in Texas in 1846
  • Frederick Buckner who settled in Philadelphia in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Buckner migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Buckner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Hewey Buckner U.E. who settled in Lincoln County, Niagara, Ontario c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. John Buckner Sr., U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Mathias Buckner U.E. who settled in Lincoln County, Niagara, Ontario c. 1783 [2]
Buckner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Charles Buckner, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833
  • Henry Buckner who settled in Ontario, Canada in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Buckner (post 1700) +

  • Lieutenant-General Simon Bolivar Jr. Buckner (1886-1945), American Commanding General 10th Army (1944-1945) [3]
  • Richard Buckner, American contemporary singer-songwriter
  • Aylett Hawes Buckner (1816-1894), American lawyer and U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1873-85
  • William Joseph "Bill" Buckner (b. 1949), American Major League Baseball player
  • Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886-1945), American Army General during World War II
  • Simon Bolivar Buckner (1823-1914), United States Army officer and a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War
  • Joseph Buckner Killebrew (1831-1906), American planter and geologist; born in Montgomery County, Tennessee, during the Civil War he taught his slaves the essentials on how to be free men: reading, writing, and math
  • Albert Buckner Cowden (1879-1958), American football and basketball coach
  • Brigadier-General Julian Buckner Haddon (1894-1958), American Commanding General Army Air Force Eastern Flying Training Command (1945-1946) [4]
  • Robert Buckner Claytor (1922-1993), American railroad administrator


Suggested Readings for the name Buckner +

  • 1254 "History of Ellis, Buckner and Allied Families in America" by Janis H. Miller.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 3) Simon Buckner. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Buckner/Simon_Bolivar_Jr./USA.html
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 11) Julian Haddon. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Haddon/Julian_Buckner/USA.html


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