Bucknam Family History

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Bucknam Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Norfolk named Buckenham, from the Old English personal name Bucca (with genitive -n) + Old English ham ‘homestead’. reduced form of Buckingham.

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

Similar surnames: Buckman, Beckham, Bickham, Rackham, Bucknell, Burcham, Putnam

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Bucknam Family Origin

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Bucknam Family Occupations

What did your Bucknam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bucknam family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bucknam. The most common Bucknam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Bucknam's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Bucknam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bucknam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bucknam 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 374 immigration records available for the last name Bucknam. 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 865 military records available for the last name Bucknam. For the veterans among your Bucknam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bucknam Life Expectancy

What is the average Bucknam lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bucknam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Bucknam in 1962 was 78, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bucknam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bucknam 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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