Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Buckwithy is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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 Buckwithy family
The surname Buckwithy was first found in Huntingdonshire or perhaps Surrey
, both dating back to circa Domesday Book.
Early History of the Buckwithy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckwithy research.Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1709, 1704, 1697, 1704 and 1759 are included under the topic Early Buckwithy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Buckwithy Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Buckwithy has been spelled many different ways, including Buckworth, Buckworthe and others.
Early Notables of the Buckwithy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buckwithy family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Buckwithys to arrive in North America: John Buckworth who settled in Virginia in 1638; Richard Buckworth settled in Barbados with his wife and servants in 1680.