Buckredge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Buckredge. It was given to a a burghead which means fortress-hard. This surname is derived from Old English
Early Origins of the Buckredge family
The surname Buckredge was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Buckredge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckredge research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1562, 1631, 1611, 1628, 1562, 1573 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Buckredge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Buckredge Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Buckredge has appeared include Buckeridge, Buckridge and others.
Early Notables of the Buckredge family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Buckeridge, Bishop of Dublin; and John Buckeridge (Buckridge) (c. 1562-1631), an English churchman, Bishop of Rochester in 1611 and later bishopric of Ely in 1628 until his death. He was the son of William Buckeridge and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Keblewhite of Basildon, Berkshire...
Migration of the Buckredge family to Ireland
Some of the Buckredge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Buckredge family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Buckredge arrived in North America very early: Ruth Buckeridge who settled in New England in 1756.