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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." [1]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.

Buckton Early Origins



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." [2]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 [3]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.

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Buckton Spelling Variations


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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.

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Buckton Early History


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Buckton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckton research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1350, 1414, 1404 and 1405 are included under the topic Early Buckton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buckton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buckton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buckton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buckton In Ireland


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Buckton In Ireland



Some of the Buckton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buckton (post 1700)


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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)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Buckton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buckton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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