Buckel Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Buckel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Burkhart. German: descriptive nickname for a person with a hunchback. Possibly a German metonymic occupational name for a metalworker, from Middle High German buckel ‘(embossed) buckle on a shield’. English: variant spelling of Buckle.

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

Similar surnames: Bickel, Beckel, Buckey, Burkel, Gockel, Buckels, Rucker, Buckle

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Buckel Family Origin

Where is the Buckel family from?

Buckel Family Occupations

What did your Buckel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Buckel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Buckel's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buckel. A less common occupation for the Buckel family was At Home.

View Census data for Buckel | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • At Home


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Buckel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Buckel Historical Records

What Buckel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Buckel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buckel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Buckel

Passenger List

There are 781 immigration records available for the last name Buckel. 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.

View all Buckel immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Buckel military records

You've only scratched the surface of Buckel family history.

Buckel Life Expectancy

What is the average Buckel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Buckel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Buckel in 1958 was 55, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buckel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buckel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Buckel Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name