The name Buxworth first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having 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 Buxworth family
The surname Buxworth was first found in Huntingdonshire or perhaps Surrey
, both dating back to circa Domesday Book.
Early History of the Buxworth family
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Buxworth Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Buxworth has appeared include Buckworth, Buckworthe and others.
Early Notables of the Buxworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buxworth family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Buxworth arrived in North America very early: John Buckworth who settled in Virginia in 1638; Richard Buckworth settled in Barbados with his wife and servants in 1680.