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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

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Name Distribution of Buck Families

  • Number of Buck families
     405 - 808
     136 - 404
     1 - 135
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Buck families
     761 - 1,520
     254 - 760
     1 - 253
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Buck families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Buck Family Origin

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Buck Immigration Information

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Buck Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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