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The distinguished surname Bucker emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. Occupational surnames were derived from the common trades of the medieval era. The surname Bucker is an occupational name for a butcher. The surname Bucker is derived from the Anglo-French words bocher and boucher, which are in turn derived from the Old French words bochier and bouchier. These words all mean butcher.

Bucker Early Origins



The surname Bucker was first found in Norfolk and Suffolk, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Bucker Spelling Variations


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Bucker Spelling Variations



Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Bewsher, Butcher, Buscher, Bucher, Boucher and many more.

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Bucker Early History


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Bucker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bucker research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Bucker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bucker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bucker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bucker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bucker In Ireland


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Bucker In Ireland



Some of the Bucker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Buckers were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Bucker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Heinr Bucker, who arrived in America in 1814-1820
  • Herm Heinr Jos Bucker, who landed in America in 1836
  • Hames H Bucker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Ernst Bucker, aged 6, landed in New Orleans, La in 1843
  • Maria Elisabeth Bucker all arrived in New Orleans in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bucker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Henry Bucker U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  11. ...

The Bucker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bucker 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.

This page was last modified on 18 February 2015 at 13:15.

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