Buckman Family History

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Buckman Name Meaning

occupational name for a goatherd, Middle English bukkeman (from Old English bucca ‘he-goat’ + mann ‘man’). occupational name for a scholar or scribe, Middle English bocman (from Old English boc ‘book’ + mann ‘man’). possibly also a habitational name, a reduced form of Buckingham or a metathesized form of Bucknam.

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

Similar surnames: Backman, Beckman, Luckman, Hackman, Brickman, Hickman, Buchmann

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Buckman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Buckman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Buckman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Buckman Family Origin

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Buckman Family Occupations

What did your Buckman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buckman. The most common Buckman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Buckman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Buckman family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Buckman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Buckman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buckman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Buckman. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Buckman. For the veterans among your Buckman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buckman Life Expectancy

What is the average Buckman lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Buckman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Buckman in 1946 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buckman 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.

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