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Early Origins of the Ruckle family

The surname Ruckle was first found in Yorkshire where the name was derived from the name Rockholt which was derived from the Old English "hroc" meaning rook and "holt" meaning wood [1].

There are early references to the name in Wiltshire, but these have been lost through the ages. Worsbrough in the West Riding of Yorkshire was an ancient family seat. "Rockley Hall, now a farmhouse, was the seat of the family of Rockley, of whom Sir Simon Rockley founded the chapel in 1300." [2]

Early History of the Ruckle family

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Ruckle Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rockley, Roclay, Rokeley, Rokley, Rocley, Rookley, Rooclay, Roockley, Rockerly, Rokerly, Rokerley, Ruckley, Rukeley and many more.

Early Notables of the Ruckle family

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Canada Ruckle migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ruckle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Francis Ruckle U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [3]

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X on Facebook