When Richard W. Buckley was born in February 1910, in Boone, Iowa, United States, his father, Robert Buckley, was 43 and his mother, Angelina Elsberry, was 40. He married Olive Vivian Olson on 16 December 1933, in Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Linden Township, Winnebago, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1946. He died on 19 October 1964, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Madison Township, Hancock, Iowa, United States.
English: habitational name from any of the many places so named, most of which are from Old English bucc ‘buck, male deer’ or bucca ‘he-goat’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Places called Buckley and Buckleigh, in Devon, are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + clif ‘cliff’.
English: in Somerset perhaps alternatively, a variant of the now extinct Bugley, a habitational name from Bugley in Dorset or Wiltshire, named from the Old English female personal name Bucge + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buachalla ‘descendant of Buachaill’, a byname meaning ‘cowherd, servant’.