name Bucknul comes from the family having resided 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 also about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northwest of Bicester in Oxfordshire
Early Origins of the Bucknul family
The surname Bucknul 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Bucknul family
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Bucknul Spelling Variations
Bucknul has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Bucknall, Bucknell, Bucknel, Bucknal, Bucknill and many more.
Early Notables of the Bucknul family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bucknul family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bucknuls to arrive on North American shores: Magdalen Bucknell who settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1731; James Bucknall settled in Philadelphia in 1813; James Bucknale settled in Philadelphia in 1813.