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Buckley Family History

Buckley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the many places so named, most of which are from Old English bucc ‘buck’, ‘male deer’ or bucca ‘he-goat’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Places called Buckley and Buckleigh, in Devon, are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + clif ‘cliff’.English: possibly a variant of Bulkley, from the local pronunciation.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buachalla ‘descendant of Buachaill’, a byname meaning ‘cowherd’, ‘servant’, ‘boy’.Altered spelling of German Büchler (see Buechler), or of Büchle, a variant of Buechel.

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

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Name Distribution of Buckley Families

  • Number of Buckley families
     631 - 1,260
     211 - 630
     1 - 210
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Buckley families
     3,442 - 6,882
     1,148 - 3,441
     1 - 1,147
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Buckley families
     58 - 114
     20 - 57
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Buckley Family Origin

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Buckley Immigration Information

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Buckley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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