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Buckman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a goatherd Middle English bukkeman (from Old English bucca ‘he-goat’ + mann ‘man’). English: occupational name for a scholar scribe student or bookbinder from Middle English bok buk(e) ‘book’ + man (from Old English bōc ‘book’ + mann ‘man’). Americanized form of German Buckmann or Bückmann: derivative of Buck . Americanized form of German Buchmann .

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


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

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Where is the Buckman family from?

You can see how Buckman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buckman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buckman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Buckman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 22% of all the recorded Buckman's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Buckman families in 1840.
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What did your Buckman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Buckman. 17% of Buckman men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Buckman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buckman were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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