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The name Buskirk is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived near a bush. The name Buskirk is derived from the Old Norman buskr, which means bush.

Buskirk Early Origins



The surname Buskirk was first found in Yorkshire. It is likely that the name was first assumed by someone living in this county near a prominent bush. The first known bearer of the name was Richard de la Busce, who was recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1181.

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Buskirk Spelling Variations


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Buskirk 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 Buskirk 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 Buskirk include: Busk, Buske, Busce, Bosc, Buscke, Bosk, Busker and many more.

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Buskirk Early History


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Buskirk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buskirk research. Another 415 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1181, 1275, 1305, 1379, 1780, 1796, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Buskirk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buskirk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buskirk Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buskirk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Buskirk or a variant listed above:

Buskirk Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lourens Andriessen Buskirk, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buskirk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buskirk (post 1700)



  • George A. Buskirk, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2008
  • George H. Buskirk, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1868
  • Henry F. Buskirk (b. 1856), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Allegan County 2nd District, 1897-1900; Member of Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1905-09
  • Linda Buskirk, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, 2003
  • Mulford D. Buskirk, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Van Buren County, 1916
  • R. W. Buskirk, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Mingo County, 1940
  • S. H. Buskirk, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1860
  • Thomas Buskirk, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1916
  • Venturita Van Buskirk, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1948
  • Thomas Van Buskirk (1861-1937), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1893; State Court Judge in Indiana, 1919-31
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Suaviter sed fortiter
Motto Translation: Mildly, but firmly


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Buskirk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buskirk Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 January 2016 at 13:57.

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