Buck Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Buck Buch Buk
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Welcome to: BUCK Name Study !

This is a study devoted to one surname, and we hope it will become a valuable reference site for anyone who is interested in the BUCK surname. Please feel free to post any DNA tests, resources, pictures, stories, and anything else that pertains to this surname.



About the Project

The Buck Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Buck name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the BUCK name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual team studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Bucks), by time period (18th Century Bucks), or by topic (Buck DNA, Buck Occupations, Buck Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

According to the Y-DNA Buck Surname Project at FamilyTreeDNA there are multiple Buck branches. They seem to have the Haplogroups I-M253, J-M172 and R1a (R-M198 and R-M269) These groups are again subdivided into more groups. Each group probably stems from the same ancestor. For this One Name Study I think it would be interesting to see if we can identify each branch by it's haplogroup. So if you have taken a Y-DNA test, please add it to your profile. WikiTree will automatically mark all your direct male ancestor with your haplogroup.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname Buck and its variants. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

Related Surnames and Surname Variants

How to Join

To join the Buck Name Study, first start out by browsing our current teams to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a team does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinators: John Buck or Dagmar Thorisdottir for assistance.

... ... ... is a member of the Buck Name Study Project.

Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


Teams / Research Pages

At the moment there are no Buck teams. Possible teams could be The English branch, The Denmark/Norway/Iceland Buch/Buck branch and The German Buk branch. There are, of course, more possibilities so if you are working on a specific branch, then please feel free to ask. Right now it is most useful just to keep it at one big group.


  • Dagmar Thorisdottir - I am a direct descendant of the Danish Buch branch. My fathers Y-DNA test has confirmed the Icelandic branch back to Norway. With a testee from Denmark, we could possibly confirm the line back to about 1400. A lot of work has been done on that branch, and I would like to add that work to WikiTree. A big thank you to the teem behind BUCH-puslespillet. There is a lot of work still to be done and it would be nice to work with a team on that.
    • In 2023 I took over as administrator for the Buck Surname Project on FamilyTree DNA. This gives us the unik opportunity to work parallel with Y-DNA and traditional genealogy. Please take a Y-DNA test, join the Surname Project and add your test to WikiTree.
  • Tommy Buch - I am a direct descendant of Elias Buch (GGF) born in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1845. I am hoping to take the Y-DNA test with Family Tree DNA soon. I am currently working to sort out the Buch lines in Pennsylvania.
  • Jean Jenks Adams - My grandmother was a Buck. Her grandfather, Charles Henry Buck was b. abt 1827 in Delaware. He was in Pennsylvania prior to his 1851 marriage to Mary A. McLean, but has not been found in the 1850 census. His mother's name was Ann, also of Delaware. He served in the Civil War. They lived in Bucks County, PA after their marriage. Charles died in 1885. This is my brick wall and would like to find more information about this family.
  • Geoff Buck - I have experiece researching the Bucks of Maine, USA. My earliest known Buck ancestor is George Buck (abt. 1840-1864), a mysterious guy with some kind of connection to the Buckfield branch. My latest harebrained theory is that he was adopted by some Bucks in Corinth and started life as an Ulmer! I hope to take a yDNA test sometime to sort it out.
  • Example: [[Wiki-ID|Name]] - I am interested in the Bucks of Europe during the 18th Century. I am hoping that this research will help me break down one of my brick walls!

BUCK One-Name-Study Template

This profile is part of the Buck Name Study.

To add a sticker to a profile, add this under the Biography: {{One Name Study|name=Buck}}. To add a profile to the BUCK Name Study, insert [[Category: Buck Name Study]] before the Biography.

Task List

  • We are collecting resources that shed light on the various branches of the Buck families. If you know of any books, historical societies, websites, or other resources please add them to the relevant section below.
  • Work on clearing any Buch Suggestions from WikiTree+
  • Connect the different Buch branches
  • Adding sources to unsourced Buch profiles.


If there are there any published books based on the BUCK surname post them, under this heading, along with possible links:

Local Historical Societies

If there are any historical societies in your geographical area of study that hold files on the BUCK surname you can post those, under this heading, along with possible links to their websites:

Buck Family Organizations or Historical Societies

Post any information you might have about BUCK Family Historical Societies under this heading:

BUCK Surname websites

Post links to any websites you know about that include the BUCK surname under this heading:


Miscellaneous Additional Research

Post links you have that may be valuable for further research under this heading:

Oldest generation

Please only males born close to or before 1800 or real brick walls were reasonable research has been done.


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I just found your project today. Two years ago I started a Buch Project with the spelling variants Buck, Book and Buk. Since Buck and Buch are known spelling variants of the same name, I was wondering if we could merge the two projects into one.

Hilsen, Dagmar

posted by Dagmar Thorisdottir
Hi Dagmar,

Thanks for the message! As you can see, this project kind of stalled. As far as I'm aware, it was only really me and John exchanging a few messages and putting up this page. As the manager, I think he would have to to do something to make a merge official.

I'll join the Buch project, though.

posted by Geoff Buck
Hello Geoff

Good to hear from you. Could you try to contact John? If he doesn't answer, then I have a reply from an Admin that can help to combine the two projects.

There is no rush, so we will give him time to get back to you/us.

Hilsen, Dagmar

posted by Dagmar Thorisdottir
Hi Dagmar ....

Geoff sent me a message about your desire to merge these two projects. I don't really see any reason why not. My own line of the BUCK surname appears to be of British origin, but BUCK appears in Norway, Ireland, Scotland and other countries as well and, perhaps, also has a Germanic tie in somewhere.... so sure, let's combine these two projects. Thanks for the suggestion. John John Buck, Jr. Cleveland Heights, Ohio [email address removed]

posted by John Buck Jr.
Thank you, John. I'll get someone to merge the two projects. I'll merge Buch into Buck, so Buck will be the surviving project.
posted by Dagmar Thorisdottir
hi again - I added text to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Buck_Name_Study & did the Project:Buck redirect.

If you were interested in joining the ONS project/getting the project badge, please post an answer to https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/417512/would-you-like-to-create-a-one-name-study-join-the-project

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett