Bucknell Family History

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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 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bucknell. 4% of Bucknell men worked as a Farmer and 52% of Bucknell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bucknell were Gardener and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Cowman
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bucknell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 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 2,000 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 2,000 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

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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.

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