Bukstone is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bukstone family once lived in the region of Buxton
parishes in the diocese of Southwell and Norwich. It may also be derived from the town in Derbyshire
where in Old English it was known as Buchestanes
, meaning bowing stones.
Early Origins of the Bukstone family
The surname Bukstone was first found in Derbyshire
. However, the parish of Rushford in Suffolk
was of particular significance to the family. "Schadwell Park, the seat of the family of Buxton, is a handsome mansion in the Elizabethan style, recently new fronted with Caen stone, and considerably enlarged; the park is richly wooded, and in the grounds is St. Chad's Well, anciently much frequented by pilgrims on their route to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. The living is in the patronage of the Buxton family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Bukstone family
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Bukstone Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bukstone family name include Buckston, Buxton, Buckstone and others.
Early Notables of the Bukstone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bukstone family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bukstone surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Elizabeth Buxton who settled in Potomac Maryland in 1729; Grace Buxton settled in west New Jersey in 1773; John settled in Virginia in 1637; Robert in Virginia in 1646.