Buskin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Buskin is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who may have had skin similar to a deer or a buck. The name refers to a soft leather that was prepared for leggings.

Early Origins of the Buskin family

The surname Buskin was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Buskin family

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Buskin Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Buskin were recorded, including Buckskin, Buckeskin, Buckeskyn, Buckskyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Buskin family (pre 1700)

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United States Buskin migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Buskin family emigrate to North America:

Buskin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Buskin, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [1]

Australia Buskin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Buskin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Buskin, British Convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 4th December 1803, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]

New Zealand Buskin migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Buskin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Mary A. Buskin, British settler travelling from London with 2 children aboard the ship "George Canning" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1857 [3]
  • Mr. Buskin, American settler travelling from San Francisco aboard the ship "Fanny Hare" arriving in Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand on 22nd October 1873 [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 22nd March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel-and-experiment
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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