The ancestors of the Buckwithay surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived at Buckworth, in Huntingdonshire, a village near Alconbury west of Huntingdon
. Alternatively, Buckworth was a hundred
(a geographic division dating back to the Saxons) located in Surrey
. This reference dates back to the Domesday Book
as Cherchefelle, but in 1199 became known as Reigate.
Early Origins of the Buckwithay family
The surname Buckwithay was first found in Huntingdonshire or perhaps Surrey
, both dating back to circa Domesday Book.
Early History of the Buckwithay family
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Buckwithay Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Buckwithay include Buckworth, Buckworthe and others.
Early Notables of the Buckwithay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buckwithay family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Buckworth who settled in Virginia in 1638; Richard Buckworth settled in Barbados with his wife and servants in 1680.