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Bucks Name Meaning

Altered form of German Buchs . German and Dutch (Limburg): patronymic from Buck 3 (from a short form of the personal name Burckhard). German and Dutch (Limburg): from Buck 5 + genitive -s as a dialect variant of Bock ‘he-goat’. English: variant of Buck with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Lucks, Buck, Backs, Bock, Brucks, Buckson, Tunks, Bunts, Burks, Buchs

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Where is the Bucks family from?

You can see how Bucks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bucks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bucks families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Bucks families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 69% of all the recorded Bucks's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bucks families in 1840.
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What did your Bucks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bucks. 23% of Bucks men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Bucks women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bucks were Farming 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bucks. 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 Bucks. For the veterans among your Bucks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bucks lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Bucks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bucks in 1961 was 57, and 84 in 2004.

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