Buckner Family History

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Buckner Name Meaning

Variant of German Buchner.

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

Similar surnames: Bruckner, Buchner, Beckner, Buechner, Birkner, Bunker, Brucker

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Buckner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Buckner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Buckner. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Buckner Family Origin

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Buckner Family Occupations

What did your Buckner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Buckner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Buckner's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buckner. A less common occupation for the Buckner family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Buckner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Buckner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buckner 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 Buckner. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Buckner. For the veterans among your Buckner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buckner Life Expectancy

What is the average Buckner lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Buckner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Buckner in 1940 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buckner 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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