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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  • Farmer

    30%
  • School

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

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

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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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