The English surname Buck is of nickname origin being derived from "bucca" a male goat or "bucc" a male deer, and would have originated as a nickname for a man with some fancied resemblance to the animal, e.g. strength, speed or sturdiness. One, Herbert Bucke is recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Sussex (1195), and Robert Buc appears in the Pipe Rolls of Suffolk (1200). The name is first recorded in the New World in 1635 when Richard and Isaac Buck arrived in Barbados. Today there are approximately 43,000 bearers of the name Buck living in the United States.
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