The name Buxwithey is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived at Buckworth, in Huntingdonshire, a village near Alconbury west of Huntingdon
. Alternatively, Buckworth was a hundred
(a geographic division dating back to the Saxons) located in Surrey
. This reference dates back to the Domesday Book
as Cherchefelle, but in 1199 became known as Reigate.
Early Origins of the Buxwithey family
The surname Buxwithey was first found in Huntingdonshire or perhaps Surrey
, both dating back to circa Domesday Book.
Early History of the Buxwithey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buxwithey research.Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1709, 1704, 1697, 1704 and 1759 are included under the topic Early Buxwithey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Buxwithey 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 Buxwithey 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 Buxwithey include: Buckworth, Buckworthe and others.
Early Notables of the Buxwithey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buxwithey family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Buxwithey or a variant listed above: John Buckworth who settled in Virginia in 1638; Richard Buckworth settled in Barbados with his wife and servants in 1680.