Origins Available: English
The generations and branches of the Bukey family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name Bukey comes from the baptismal name Buchard,
a variant of Burchard.
Early Origins of the Bukey family
The surname Bukey was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bukey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bukey research.Another 446 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1207, 1273, 1500, and 1547 are included under the topic Early Bukey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bukey Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bukey include Bockett, Bocket, Bocard, Bocardi, Bochard, Bockard, Bokett, Bucard, Buchard, Bucket and many more.
Early Notables of the Bukey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bukey family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bukey or a variant listed above: Mary Bucket who arrived in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1621; Dorothy Bucket, who arrived in Virginia in 1714; Abraham Bogart, a Loyalist who came to Canada from America in 1796.