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Bucknell Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Bucknell in Oxfordshire and Shropshire Bucknall in Lincolnshire and Somerset or Bucknowl in Dorset. 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. Bucknowl in Dorset recorded as Bubecnolle in 1285 is named from the Old English personal name Bubba (see Bubb ) + cnoll ‘hill top’.

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

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

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Where is the Bucknell family from?

You can see how Bucknell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bucknell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bucknell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 216 Bucknell families living in London. This was about 22% of all the recorded Bucknell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Bucknell families in 1891.
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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 United Kingdom named Bucknell. 22% of Bucknell men worked as a Farmer and 73% of Bucknell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bucknell were Gardener and Household Duties. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Cowman
  • Old Age Pensioner
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Household Duties
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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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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.

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