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Buckey Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Scottish Buckie a habitational name from either of two places so called in northeast Scotland Buckie in Rathven or Buckie in Alford whose name derives from that of a local stream. The name may derive from Gaelic bucaidh ‘pimple knob’. Americanized form of French Bouquet .

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


Similar surnames: Buckley, Buckel, Beckey, Berkey, Buley, Bucey, Bucker, Busey, Beckley

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Where is the Buckey family from?

You can see how Buckey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buckey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buckey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Buckey families living in Maryland. This was about 46% of all the recorded Buckey's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Buckey families in 1840.
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What did your Buckey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Buckey. 22% of Buckey men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Buckey women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buckey were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    30%
  • Secretary
    20%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Buckey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buckey 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 739 immigration records available for the last name Buckey. 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 Buckey. For the veterans among your Buckey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buckey lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Buckey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Buckey in 1958 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

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