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Where did the English Buck family come from? What is the English Buck family crest and coat of arms? When did the Buck family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Buck family history?The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Buck. It was given to a person who shared a fanciful resemblance with a goat or a male deer. The name is derived from either the Old English word buc, meaning he goat, or male deer. This name would originally have been applied to someone one thought resembled a he-goat or male deer.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Buck has appeared include Buck, Bucke, Buch, Buke and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buck research. Another 363 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1313, 1400, 1560, 1622, and 1696 are included under the topic Early Buck History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Buck arrived in North America very early:
Buck Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Buck Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Buck Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Buck Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide et fortitudine
Motto Translation: By fidelity and fortitude.
The Buck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buck Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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