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Buckingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the former county seat of the county of Buckinghamshire, Old English Buccingahamm ‘water meadow (Old English hamm) of the people of (-inga-) Bucc(a)’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Burlingham, Billingham, Burnham, Bellingham, Kingham, Bingham

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Buckingham Family Origin

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Buckingham Family Occupations

What did your Buckingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buckingham. The most common Buckingham occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Buckingham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Buckingham family was Farm Labourer.

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farm Labourer

    1%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Buckingham ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Buckingham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Buckingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buckingham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Buckingham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Buckingham. For the veterans among your Buckingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buckingham Life Expectancy

What is the average Buckingham lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Buckingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Buckingham in 1940 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buckingham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buckingham ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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