Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • German : nickname for a man with some fancied resemblance to a he-goat, Middle High German boc, or a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a goat.
  • Altered spelling of German Böck (see Boeck) or Bach.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Bock ‘he-goat’.
  • English : variant of Buck.