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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.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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

  • Margaret 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
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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, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833
  • Henry Buckner who settled in Ontario, Canada in 1871
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  • Lieutenant-General Simon Bolivar Jr. Buckner (1886-1945), American Commanding General 10th Army (1944-1945)
  • 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
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  • History of Ellis, Buckner and Allied Families in America by Janis H. Miller.
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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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.

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