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Buchen Name Meaning

German (Büchen): habitational name from Buchen, a place east of Hamburg, in Odenwald district, so named with Middle High German buoche ‘beech tree’, ‘beech wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Bucher, Buche, Buchner, Buchan, Kucher, Buchta, Bushey, Bechen, Buchs

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Where is the Buchen family from?

You can see how Buchen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buchen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buchen families were found in and the USA in 1880and the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Buchen families living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Buchen's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Buchen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Buchen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Buchen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buchen. 42% of Buchen men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Buchen women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buchen were Farm Laborer and House Work.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Stitcher
  • Sewer
  • House Work
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Buchen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buchen 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 511 immigration records available for the last name Buchen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Buchen. For the veterans among your Buchen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buchen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Buchen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Buchen in 1963 was 78, and 89 in 2004.

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