The name Bugnill is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Bucknall, a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
which had a population of 309 in 2001. The village claims that Lady Godiva was born here based on her brother Thorold, Sheriff of Lincolnshire
, being known as "Thorold of Bucknall". Bucknall is also a suburb of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire
and there is another Bucknal listed in Shropshire
. Bucknell can be found in Shropshire
, close to the borders with Wales
and also about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northwest of Bicester in Oxfordshire
Early Origins of the Bugnill family
The surname Bugnill was first found in Lincolnshire
where the place dates back to before the Domesday Book
, when it was listed as Bokenhale in 806, derived from the Old English personal name
"Bucca" + "halh", collectively meaning "nook of land of a man called Bucca, or where he-goats graze." By the time of the Domesday Book, the name was listed as Buchehale in Lincolnshire
and in Staffordshire
as Bucenhole. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Bugnill family
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Bugnill 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 Bugnill 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 Bugnill include: Bucknall, Bucknell, Bucknel, Bucknal, Bucknill and many more.
Early Notables of the Bugnill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bugnill family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bugnill or a variant listed above: Magdalen Bucknell who settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1731; James Bucknall settled in Philadelphia in 1813; James Bucknale settled in Philadelphia in 1813.