The name Buckstoom is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the 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 Buckstoom family
The surname Buckstoom 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 Buckstoom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckstoom research.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1562, 1588 and 1929 are included under the topic Early Buckstoom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Buckstoom Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Buckstoom has been spelled many different ways, including Buckston, Buxton, Buckstone and others.
Early Notables of the Buckstoom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buckstoom family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Buckstooms to arrive in North America: 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.