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
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 of Yorkshire 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
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, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Buckton family to the New World and Oceana
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Buckton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Buckton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Buckton (post 1700)
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