Buckton is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in Buckton, a township in the parish of Bridlington, the East Riding of Yorkshire
. Buckton Castle is a medieval ringwork near Carrbrook east of Stalbridge in Greater Manchester. It was probably built in the late 12th century by William de Neville, Lord of Longdendale. An estate survey recorded in 1360 reported that "there is one ruined castle called Buckeden and of no value." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Archaeological excavations over the years have revealed that at one time there was a tower two stories high and that Buckton was built as a stone structure from the beginning as opposed to the more usual timber structure that was rebuilt.
Early Origins of the Buckton family
The surname Buckton was first found in Yorkshire
where the name was derived from the Old English personal name
Bucc or Bucca + tun, which collectively mean "farmstead of a man called Bucca, or where bucks (male deer) or he-goats are kept." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The township was listed as Buctone in the Domesday Book CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
. One of the earliest records of the family was Sir Peter Buckton (1350-1414), an English politician, soldier and knight. He was the High Sheriff
in 1404. His good friend Geoffrey Chaucer immortalized him in the short poem, "Lenvoy de Chaucer a Bukton" written before October 1396.
Early History of the Buckton family
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Buckton 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 Buckton family name include Buckton, Bucton and others.
Early Notables of the Buckton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buckton family to Ireland
Some of the Buckton family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Buckton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Buckton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- William Buckton, who arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774
Buckton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Buckton, aged 35, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
- Mary Buckton, aged 33, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
- Thomas Buckton, aged 13, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
- Samul Buckton, aged 8, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
- Sarah Buckton, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
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Contemporary Notables of the name Buckton (post 1700)
- John Richard Buckton (b. 1961), former English rugby player
- Clifford Buckton (1897-1960), English actor, known for A King in New York (1957), Pacific Destiny (1956) and The Candlelight Murder (1953)
- Raymond Buckton (1922-1995), English General Secretary of ASLEF in 1982
- George Bowdler Buckton (1818-1905), English entomologist, best known for his study of aphids
- Alice Mary Buckton (1867-1944), English poet
- Karen Buckton, British writer and producer, known for Pluripotent (2011), Blinkers (2015) and Damp Soil (2016)