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Buke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Buke is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was 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.

Early Origins of the Buke family

The surname Buke was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say, before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Buke family

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Buke Spelling Variations

Buke has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Buke have been found, including Buck, Bucke, Buch, Buke and others.

Early Notables of the Buke family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Buke family to the New World and Oceana

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bukes to arrive on North American shores: Isaac and Richard Buck who arrived in Barbados in 1635; Old Buck settled in Virginia in 1650; Susan Buck and her husband settled in New England in 1637.

The Buke Motto

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.

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