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Descendants of Richard Buckner

Generation No. 1

1. RICHARD1 BUCKNER was born 1436 in Neustift, Confederation of Switzerland, and died Bef. 1500 in Cumnor, Berkshire, England. He married MARY FABIAN 24 Dec 1469 in Cathedral of Calais, France, daughter of THOMAS FABIAN and CHRISTIANA HUNGERFORD. She was born 1447 in Compton, Berkshire, England, and died 1493 in Cumnor, Berkshire, England.

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Information: With identification of Richard Buckner we were able to discover his roots, a long sought for family historical goal. The name Buchner is a significant clue for it literally means, "A person who lived by a Beech Tree or Beechwood Tree". This suggests that at the time the surname originated with a particular individual, that person lived by or near a Beech Tree or Beech Tree forest. This could have happened at any moment in time from 9th to the 12th century, but in the area where Richard lived near the Italian border the use of surnames was common before 1200. This date is contemporary with other regions of Europe. The one factor that cannot be ignored is the word meaning, which originated in what is today modern Germany, or a place where the Germanic dealects were in popular use. There is one significant historical event that illustrates the phonetic problems that a name such as Buckner suffers. When Sir Walter Raleigh sent the expedition to explore Virginia (1584 - 1585), a Thomas Buckner was one of the explorers.
It has always been thought this family originated somewhere other than England, but conventional genealogical research incorporated with DNA testing provided us with information suggesting our Buckner family originated in the Fertile Crescent. DNA has proved we share the common DNA profile of most European males dating from 35000 to 40000 years ago. Richard came to England from Switzerland.. We searched diligently for a record of his official immigration and naturalization, which would allow him to inherit property; however , it seems the law that first went into effect during the 14th century was not wholly enforced prior to the late 1500 era. From records of the Staple of Calais we learned that his father-in-law, Thomas Fabian, made Richard a free man September 14, 1471 at Manchester Lancashire, for a "Guild Penny".

More About R
Marriage: 24 Dec 1469, Cathedral of Calais, France
Children of R
2. i.   RYCHARD2 BUCKNER, b. 1471, XXX Garswood, Lancashire, England; d. Aft. 04 Sep 1548, Cumnor, Berkshire, England.
3. ii.   HENRY BUCKNER, b. 1473, Garswood, Lancashire, England; d. Aft. 1546, Pewsey, Wiltshire, England.
4. iii.   THOMAS BUCKNER, b. 1476, Garswood, Lancashire, England; d. Bef. 1523, Mount Pleasant Farm, Cumnor, Berkshire, England.
5. iv.   WILLIAM BUCKNER, b. 1481, Garswood, Lancashire, England; d. 1557, Combe, Oxfordshire, England.

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