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The name Buker is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a a burghead which means fortress-hard. This surname is derived from Old English

Buker Early Origins



The surname Buker was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Buker Spelling Variations


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Buker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Buker have been found, including Buckeridge, Buckridge and others.

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Buker Early History


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Buker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buker research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1596, 1611, 1628, and 1631 are included under the topic Early Buker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buker In Ireland


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Buker In Ireland



Some of the Buker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 112 words (8 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


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Buker surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Buker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Buker, who landed in Maryland in 1677

Buker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Barnaby Buker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • Peter Buker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760

Buker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Therese Buker, who arrived in America in 1840
  • M Christ Buker, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Philippe Buker, aged 4, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Carl Buker, aged 1, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Charles Buker, aged 37, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Buker Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Melvin Buker, who arrived in Canada in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buker (post 1700)



  • Raymond "Ray" Bates Buker Sr. (1899-1992), American track and field athlete
  • Henry L. Buker (1859-1899), American professional baseball player
  • Brian Leroy Buker (1949-1970), American Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration
  • Cyril Owen Buker (b. 1919), former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Heinz BŁker (b. 1941), West German sprint canoer
  • Evren BŁker (b. 1985), Turkish professional basketball player

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

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