Buckingham Name Study

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Surname/tag: Buckingham
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"This name is of English locational origin from the town of that name in Buckinghamshire. The name derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century 'hamm' meaning 'a water meadow' or 'piece of low lying enclosed land', plus 'ing', 'people of' and the personal name Bucca, hence, 'the hamm of Bucca's people'. The place name is first recorded as Buccingahamm in the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicles' dated 918 and as Bochingheham in the Domesday Book of 1086."

Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Buckingham#ixzz5OvcZpoqS


How to Join

Open to everyone at any participation level. To join, just click the edit button of this space page and add your name to the bottom in the === Member list and what we're working on === section. Be sure to add what you're working on. You can come back and edit or update your efforts at any time.

In the === Family research projects === section you can post any brick wall ancestors or areas where you need help with research or if you are seeking collaboration on projects. Feel free to edit this area and update it as you see fit.

Another easy way to collaborate and stay connected on Buckingham surname topics is to add Buckingham to your followed tags, and put the Buckingham One Name Sticker on your Buckingham ancestor profiles.

Please contact the project leader Caryl Ruckert or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the Buckingham surname and the variants of that name.


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== Biography == line: {{One Name Study|name=Buckingham}}

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Buckingham surname Variants

Buckingham, Buckenham, Beckingham

Task List

  1. Add the category for Buckingham Name Study to profiles.
  2. Add sources to Buckingham profiles. See Sources for help.
  3. Clean up Buckingham profiles created through a GEDCOM file import.
  4. Connect Buckingham profiles to the family tree.
  5. Contact Caryl Ruckert to request PPP status for those profiles that meet the criteria for project protection.
  6. Adopt orphan Buckingham family profiles here.
  7. Add sources to Unsourced Buckingham profiles here.
  8. Find duplicate Buckingham profiles on your watchlist here and merge them.

Member List

Family research projects

Caryl Ruckert I am working on cleaning up the biographies of early Buckingham ancestors.

Kate Buckingham Trying to connect my Australian family, back to our english ancestors.


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Hello there Caryl, I have added myself to the Buckingham Project, I hope that is okay. I will try my best to contribute in some small way. Look forward to working with you on this.
Welcome to the study Thomas!
posted by Caryl (Short) Ruckert
Hey Caryl

Just wondering if i can join the Buckingham Name study as i think it might just be a little obvious to why i would want to join it .


posted by Thomas Buckingham