John BUCKETT 1625 - 1718
Born 1625, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, England
Died 1625, Isle of Wight
Married Susan BORLEY c.1625-1684 on 1 Jan 1651 at Brixton, Isle of Wight.
John and Susan had at least three children
1782 - 1869
1654 - 1744
Mary LANGLEY 1651 - ?
3) Richard BUCKETT
1655 - ?
Origins of the name Buckett
This unusual name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, from the particular name “Burgheard”, which is a combination of the Old English pre 7th Century elements “burh” or “burg”, which means fort, fortification and “heard”, which means firm, brave, strong. This name was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as “Burchardus”, “Burkart” and “Burchart”. The Normans reintroduced the name into England after the Invasion of 1066 in the forms “Bou(r)chart” and “Bocard”, from the famous Germanic name “Burkhard”. There are a large number of alternatives of the new surname, acquiring from a combination of the old English and old French forms ranging from “Buckett to Burchard, Budgett and Bowkett”.
More common variations are: Buckette, Bucket, Bukett, Puckett, Bickett, Backett, Bockett, Buckitt, Boukett. (from Coat of Arms Data Base at
Interestingly Becket or Beckett is rarely confused.
The Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight with its relatively close proximity to Normandy, could well have been seen as an advantage place to settle for certain Norman invaders. The gentry could have their estates elsewhere, but for seafarers and fishermen, the island would be desirable.
Members of the Buckett family, have lived for many generations at Brighstone (also known as Brixton) which is on the southwest coast of the island. In fact, we don’t know when the Bucketts first arrived there. It could well be as far back as 1066. Brighstone recorded history dates back to the 9th century.
Although now members of the wider Buckett family can be found in very many different parts of the world, the name Buckett is still best-known locally on the island. JFH March 2022
Map from Wikipedia
Map of England showing where the Isle of Wight is situated. Often abbreviated to IoW or IOW.
Until the end of the 13th century the Isle of Wight was an independent principality.
Map from about 1610.
Originally sourced by renowned English cartographer John Speed (1552-1629) who published an atlas called 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'. Credit to: Butler and Hill.
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