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The name Buch is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Buch was a name used for 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.
The surname Buch was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say, before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Buch include Buck, Bucke, Buch, Buke and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buch research. Another 363 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1313, 1400, 1560, 1622, and 1696 are included under the topic Early Buch History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Buch were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Buch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Buch Settlers in United States in the 19th 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 Buch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buch 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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