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Buck Name Meaning

English: nickname for a man with some fancied resemblance to a he-goat (Old English bucc(a)) or a male deer (Old English bucc). Old English Bucc(a) is found as a personal name, as is Old Norse Bukkr. Names such as Walter le Buk (Somerset 1243) are clearly nicknames. English: topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent beech tree, such as Peter atte Buk (Suffolk 1327), from Middle English buk ‘beech’ (from Old English boc). German: from a personal name, a short form of Burckhard (see Burkhart). North German and Danish: nickname for a fat man, from Middle Low German buk ‘belly’. Compare Bauch. German: variant of Bock. German: variant of Puck in the sense ‘defiant’, ‘spiteful’, or ‘stubborn’. German: topographic name from a field name, Buck ‘hill’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Beck, Back, Duck, Bick, Puck, Buch, Bock, Huck, Rock, Bruck

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Buck Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Buck name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Buck. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    51%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    10%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Buck Family Origin

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Buck Family Occupations

What did your Buck ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buck. A less common occupation for the Buck family was Labourer. The most common Buck occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Buck's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • School

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

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Buck Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 399,000 census records available for the last name Buck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buck census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Buck. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 65,000 military records available for the last name Buck. For the veterans among your Buck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buck Life Expectancy

What is the average Buck lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Buck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Buck in 1940 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buck ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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