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Buchner Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, a variant of Buch + the suffix -(n)er denoting an inhabitant, or a habitational name from any of various places called Buchen, for example in Baden (east of Heidelberg). Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a scholar or scribe, from German Buch ‘book’, Yiddish bukh + the agent suffix -ner.

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


Similar surnames: Bucher, Bichler, Buehner, Buche, Boehner, Buchen, Bochner, Buchinger

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Where is the Buchner family from?

You can see how Buchner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buchner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buchner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Buchner families living in Virginia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Buchner's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Buchner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Buchner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Buchner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Buchner. 15% of Buchner men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Buchner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buchner were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Buchner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buchner 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Buchner. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Buchner. For the veterans among your Buchner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buchner lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Buchner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Buchner in 1953 was 41, and 82 in 2004.

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