John Buck

about 1820–26 October 1856 (Age 36)
Port Hastings, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of John

When John Buck was born about 1820, in Port Hastings, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, William John Buck, was 40 and his mother, Grace Briard, was 22. He married Isabella Keith about 1852. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 26 October 1856, in his hometown, at the age of 36.

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John Buck
Isabella Keith
Marriage: about 1852
William James Buck
John David Buck

Spouse and Children

about 1852


Parents and Siblings




    Helen S Buck


    Janet W. Buck




+2 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a man with some fancied resemblance to a he-goat (Old English bucc(a)) or a male deer (Old English bucc). Old English Bucc(a) is found as a personal name, as is Old Norse Bukkr. Names such as Walter le Buk (Somerset 1243 ) are clearly nicknames.2 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).3 German: from a personal name, a short form of Burckhard ( see Burkhart ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Buck in entry for William James Buck, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • John Buck in entry for William James Buck, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • John in entry for William J. Buck and Annie D. Fraser, "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949"

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