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Buckle Family History

Buckle Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of buckles or a nickname given to someone who wore a distinctive buckle from Middle English bokel ‘buckle’. English: habitational name from either Buckwell in Ashburnham (Sussex) or Buckwell in Kent. Americanized form of German Buckel .

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


Similar surnames: Buckler, Buckley, Muckle, Heckle, Huckle, Beckler, Buche, Tickle

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Where is the Buckle family from?

You can see how Buckle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buckle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buckle families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Buckle families living in Ohio. This was about 38% of all the recorded Buckle's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Buckle families in 1840.
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What did your Buckle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Buckle. 24% of Buckle men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Buckle women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buckle were Clerk and Nurse. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Nurse
    8%
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Census Records

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Buckle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buckle 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Buckle. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Buckle. For the veterans among your Buckle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buckle lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Buckle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Buckle in 1958 was 72, and 71 in 2004.

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