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Buckthought History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Buckthought is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the region of Buchholz or dweller near a beech grove where it is of German origin. The surname was later adopted in England after the 12th century.

Early Origins of the Buckthought family


The surname Buckthought was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Buckthought family


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Buckthought Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Buckthought family name include Bucktrout, Buktrowte, Bucktrowte, Buktrout and many more.

Early Notables of the Buckthought family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Buckthought family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Buckthought Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Philip Buckthought, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Augusta Buckthought, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline Coventry" in 1869

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