The name 'Buckley' originates from England. It is a habitational name from any of the minor places so called, most of which are derived from the Old English word 'bucc(a)' meaning he-goat and 'leah' meaning clearing, Wood. Several instances of 'Buckley' and 'Buckleigh' in the county of Devon derive from the Old English word 'boga' meaning bow, and 'clif' meaning cliff. In some cases the surname derives from the contracted local pronunciation of 'Buckley', in Cheshire so called from the Old English word 'bulluc' meaning bullock, and 'leah' meaning Wood. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive's has confirmed that the surname 'Buckley' and or it's variant's, dates as far back as the 14th century were a 'Christian de Bukelegh', from Lancashire, England, is recorded in 1332. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive's confirm ...
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