Buckston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Buckston has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family 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 Buckston family

The surname Buckston 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." [1]

Early History of the Buckston family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckston research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1562, 1588 and 1929 are included under the topic Early Buckston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buckston Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Buckston have been found, including Buckston, Buxton, Buckstone and others.

Early Notables of the Buckston family (pre 1700)

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buckston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Buckston family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Buckston, or a variant listed above: 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.



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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