When Frederick John Budke was born on 1 October 1887, in Kalida, Union Township, Putnam, Ohio, United States, his father, Theodore Francis Budke, was 33 and his mother, Josephine Bunte, was 33. He lived in Greensburg Township, Putnam, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Maumee, Lucas, Ohio, United States for about 34 years. He died on 3 July 1944, in Perrysburg, Wood, Ohio, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Maumee, Lucas, Ohio, United States.
North German: from a pet form of Budde 2.
German (Büdke; of Slavic origin): from a Germanized pet form of any Slavic compound personal name based on the element bud ‘to inspire’ (see Buda , compare Buttke ).