The Buckstombe name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the region of Buxton
parishes in the diocese of Southwell and Norwich. It may also be derived from the town in Derbyshire
where in Old English it was known as Buchestanes
, meaning bowing stones.
Early Origins of the Buckstombe family
The surname Buckstombe was first found in Derbyshire
. However, the parish of Rushford in Suffolk
was of particular significance to the family. "Schadwell Park, the seat of the family of Buxton, is a handsome mansion in the Elizabethan style, recently new fronted with Caen stone, and considerably enlarged; the park is richly wooded, and in the grounds is St. Chad's Well, anciently much frequented by pilgrims on their route to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. The living is in the patronage of the Buxton family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Buckstombe family
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Buckstombe Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Buckstombe has undergone many spelling variations
, including Buckston, Buxton, Buckstone and others.
Early Notables of the Buckstombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buckstombe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Buckstombe were among those contributors: Elizabeth Buxton who settled in Potomac Maryland in 1729; Grace Buxton settled in west New Jersey in 1773; John settled in Virginia in 1637; Robert in Virginia in 1646.