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Buckley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places so named, most of which are from Old English bucc ‘buck’, ‘male deer’ or bucca ‘he-goat’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Places called Buckley and Buckleigh, in Devon, are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + clif ‘cliff’. English: possibly a variant of Bulkley, from the local pronunciation. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buachalla ‘descendant of Buachaill’, a byname meaning ‘cowherd’, ‘servant’, ‘boy’. Altered spelling of German Büchler (see Buechler), or of Büchle, a variant of Buechel.

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


Similar surnames: Beckley, Bickley, Buckey, Buckler, Bulley, Brackley, Buckle, Hockley

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Buckley Family Origin

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Buckley Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Cotton Weaver

    1%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buckley. A less common occupation for the Buckley family was Cotton Weaver . The most common Buckley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Buckley's were Coal Miners.

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