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Buch Surname Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or in a beech wood from Middle High German buoche or a habitational name from any of numerous places called with this word notably in Bavaria and Württemberg as well as in Austria and Switzerland. Danish: from German (see 1 above) or a nickname from Danish buk ‘he-goat’. Czech Slovak and Polish: from the personal name Buch a short form of Budislav (Polish Budzisław) or some other Slavic name composed with the element bud ‘to inspire’ (from Old Slavic buditi). In some cases it may also be of German origin (see 1 above). Germanized form of Slovenian Buh: nickname from dialect Buh ‘God’ or from buh ‘strong sudden blow of air’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name or nickname from German Buch or Yiddish bukh ‘book’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Buche ‘beech tree’ (compare 1 above).7: Indian (Gujarat and Mumbai): Brahmin and Parsi name of unexplained etymology.8: Indian (Punjab): Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan of unexplained etymology.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Buck, Buche, Bach, Busch, Zuch, Beck, Buchs, Bruch, Hoch, Auch

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Where is the Buch family from?

You can see how Buch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 181 Buch families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Buch's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Buch families in 1891.
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What did your Buch ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Buch. 15% of Buch men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Buch women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buch were Builders Bricklayer and Private Means. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Retired
  • Builders Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Buch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Buch. For the veterans among your Buch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buch lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Buch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Buch in 1950 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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