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The name Bucton is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family 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.

Bucton Early Origins



The surname Bucton 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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Bucton Spelling Variations


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Bucton Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bucton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bucton include: Buckton, Bucton and others.

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Bucton Early History


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Bucton Early History



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

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Bucton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bucton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Bucton In Ireland


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Bucton In Ireland



Some of the Bucton 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bucton or a variant listed above: William Buckton arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774.

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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. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Bucton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bucton 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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