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Where did the German Buckner family come from? What is the German Buckner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Buckner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Buckner family history?

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckner research. Another 299 words(21 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.

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

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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
  • Antho Buckner who arrived in Virginia in 1690

Buckner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Margt Buckner, who arrived in Virginia in 1717

Buckner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Mary Buckner, aged 45, landed in America in 1822
  • James Buckner, aged 50, landed in America in 1822
  • Lucy Buckner, who landed in New York in 1846
  • Carl Buckner who settled in Texas in 1846
  • Frederick Buckner who settled in Philadelphia in 1853


Buckner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Mr. Hewey Buckner U.E who settled in Lincoln County, Niagara, Ontario c. 1783
  • Mr. John Buckner Sr., U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783
  • Mr. Mathias Buckner U.E who settled in Lincoln County, Niagara, Ontario c. 1783

Buckner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Charles Buckner, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833
  • Henry Buckner who settled in Ontario, Canada in 1871

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  • Simon Bolivar Buckner (1823-1914), United States Army officer and a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War
  • Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886-1945), American Army General during World War II
  • William Joseph "Bill" Buckner (b. 1949), American Major League Baseball player
  • Aylett Hawes Buckner (1816-1894), American lawyer and U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1873-85
  • Richard Buckner, American contemporary singer-songwriter
  • Lieutenant-General Simon Bolivar Jr. Buckner (1886-1945), American Commanding General 10th Army (1944-1945)


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  • History of Ellis, Buckner and Allied Families in America by Janis H. Miller.
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  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Buckner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buckner 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 18 February 2015 at 13:15.

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