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Buckland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places in southern England (including nine in Devon) named Buckland from Old English bōc ‘book’ + land ‘land’ i.e. land held by right of a written charter as opposed to folcland land held by right of custom.

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


Similar surnames: Burland, Ackland, Buckman, Burkland, Kirkland, Buckley, Eckland

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Where is the Buckland family from?

You can see how Buckland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buckland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buckland families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 71 Buckland families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Buckland's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Buckland families in 1911.
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What did your Buckland ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Buckland. 45% of Buckland men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Buckland women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buckland were Assembler and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Labourer
    22%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Assembler
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    38%
  • Teacher
    38%
  • Housewife
    25%
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Census Records

There are 97,000 census records available for the last name Buckland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buckland census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Buckland. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Buckland. For the veterans among your Buckland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buckland lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Buckland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Buckland in 1952 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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