When Christopher Buck was born on 13 January 1855, in Berumerfehn, Norden, Hanover, Prussia, Germany, his father, Frerich Janssen Buck, was 27 and his mother, Antje Fehnga, was 25. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Susan Ross. He lived in Harrison Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 3 June 1923, at the age of 68, and was buried in Brackenridge, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, 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 ).