The ancestors of the bearers of the Bukton family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found 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." 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.
Early Origins of the Bukton family
The surname Bukton 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." 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 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
in 1404. His good friend Geoffrey Chaucer immortalized him in the short poem, "Lenvoy de Chaucer a Bukton" written before October 1396.
Early History of the Bukton family
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Bukton 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 Bukton include Buckton, Bucton and others.
Early Notables of the Bukton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bukton family to Ireland
Some of the Bukton 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.
Migration of the Bukton 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 Bukton or a variant listed above: William Buckton arrived in Fort Cumberland
, Nova Scotia in 1774.