When Harriet Buck was born in 1805, in New York, United States, her father, Captain Ichabod Buck, was 48 and her mother, Lucy Boardman, was 43. She married Henry Butterfield in 1832, in New York, United States. She died on 20 July 1831, at the age of 26.
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 ).