When Seneca Buck was born on 10 January 1802, in Maine, United States, his father, Moses Buck, was 41 and his mother, Hannah Chubb, was 38. He had at least 4 sons and 5 daughters with Jane Warren. He died on 15 July 1887, in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Washington Street Cemetery, Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.
English: nickname from Middle English buc(ke) ‘male goat’ (Old English bucca) or a ‘male deer’ (Old English bucc). The goat was popularly associated with lecherous behaviour and the deer with timidity and speed. The surname may also be a shortened form of longer occupational names, for example Roger le Bucmanger' ‘dealer in bucks or venison’, (Warwickshire 1221) or Walter Bucswayn perhaps ‘goatherd’ (Somerset 1327).
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent beech tree, such as Peter atte Buk (Suffolk 1327), from Middle English buk ‘beech’ (from Old English bōc).
German and Dutch (Limburg): from a personal name, a short form of Burkhard (see Burkhart ).