John Buck


Brief Life History of John

When John Buck was born in 1859, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Miles Buck, was 41 and his mother, Mary Bancks, was 27. In 1881, at the age of 22, his occupation is listed as painter in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Miles Buck
Mary Bancks
Henry Billinge Buck
Sarah Buck
John Buck
Jane Buck
Catherine Buck

Sources (8)

  • John Burk in household of Miles Burk, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • John Buck, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Buck in household of Miles Buck, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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World Events (8)

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 0

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.


Age 25

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 42

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Name Meaning

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 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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