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Bucknell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Bucknell, in Oxfordshire and Shropshire, or Bucknall, in Lincolnshire and Somerset. These are all named with the Old English byname Bucca (see Buck) or Old English bucca ‘he-goat’ (with genitive -n) + hyll ‘hill’ in the first two examples or healh ‘nook’, ‘hollow’ in the latter two.

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


Similar surnames: Bicknell, Bracknell, Bignell, Blacknall, Brownell, Brockwell

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Bucknell Family Origin

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Bucknell Family Occupations

What did your Bucknell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bucknell. A less common occupation for the Bucknell family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Bucknell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Bucknell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

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

Bucknell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bucknell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bucknell 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 Bucknell. 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 Bucknell. For the veterans among your Bucknell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bucknell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bucknell lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bucknell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bucknell in 1951 was 60, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bucknell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bucknell 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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