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BUCKLAND Family HistoryThis name is of southern English locational origin from any of the several places thus called including nine in Devonshire alone, four in Somerset, two in Kent and Dorset, and one each in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, hertfordshire and Surrey. The one Buckland in Lincolnshire is an exception to the locational trend. Recorded variously as Bocland and Bocheland in the Domesday Book of 1086 for the above group of counties, the name represents the Olde English pre 7th Century "boc", a book, plus "land", land i.e.
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