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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : habitational name from a place so named near Herzberg on the Elster river (tributary of the Elbe).
  • Altered spelling of German Bücking, from Middle Low German bücking ‘smoked herring’, hence a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a seller of smoked herrings. See also Picking.

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