The Buckley Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Buckley Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Buckley surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Buckley ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Buckley Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Buckley family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I find the second married name of a female Buckley ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Buckley Ancestors

Buckley Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Buckley ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Buckley research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Buckley

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Buckley records matching Buckley records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Buckley family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Buckley Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Buckley ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Buckley is a common Irish surname? The article "The Luck of the Irish Research" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

According to An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names [page 85], the surname BUCKLEY is defined as Local. Derived from the manor of Bulkeley, in the County Palatine of Chester, England. A corruption of Bullock-ley, the bullock-field or pasture.

Buckley DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Buckley ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Buckley research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Buckley Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Buckley ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Buckley family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Buckley Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Buckley queries.

You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Buckley ancestors.

Buckley Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Buckley was the 749th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Buckley Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Buckley, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."

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Recently Discovered BUCKLEY Clippings and Mentions

Upcoming Buckley Family Reunions

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Buckley booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Buckley reunion.

See Also

Buchley   Bucklie   Buckely   Bucklee   Buckly   Buckle   McBuckley   Uckley  

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Surname Finder, The Buckley Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2019.

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