Rebuck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Rebuck is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who because of their physical characteristics were referred to as roebuck. In this case roebuck was associated with the qualities of purity and fleetness, qualities the original bearer possessed.

Early Origins of the Rebuck family

The surname Rebuck was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Rebuck family

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Rebuck 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 Rebuck have been found, including Roebuck, Robuck and others.

Early Notables of the Rebuck family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Rebuck family

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 Rebuck surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Benjamin Disney Roebuck, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1808; John, John Wood, Nathan, William, William Roebuck all arrived in Philadelphia between 1805 and 1876..


Contemporary Notables of the name Rebuck (post 1700) +

  • Danny Rebuck, American head coach of the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers, an American soccer club in 1999
  • John W. Rebuck (1915-2005), American pathologist who developed the human skin window used to determine the amount of drugs to dispense after organ transplants
  • Dame Gail Rebuck DBE (b. 1952), Baroness Gould, a British publisher, chairman and chief executive of publisher Random House's British operations


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