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Where did the English Buick family come from? What is the English Buick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Buick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Buick family history?


The name Buick, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Berwick, Bewick, Berwicke, Bewicke and others.

First found in Berwickshire in Scotland and Northumberland in England, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buick research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1476, 1615, 1628, 1629, and 1728 are included under the topic Early Buick History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Buick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frances Buick, aged 20, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838

Buick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Buick landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Arab
  • Susan Buick, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874


  • David Dunbar Buick (1854-1929), Scottish-born American Detroit-based inventor, best known for founding the Buick Motor Company, now the oldest active American make
  • Albert Thoroughgood Buick (1875-1948), Scottish footballer
  • Adam Lewis Buick (b. 1944), Welsh-born, prominent London-based socialist
  • Thomas Lindsay Buick (1866-1938), Liberal Member of Parliament for Wairau, New Zealand, a journalist and historian


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