Heraldry: Buckler

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This page represents the following Surnames: Buckler.
Including variations Buckle, Buckles, Buckley, Beckler, Seckler, Buchler, and Buttler.

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Buckler Name Meaning and History

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups – by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

English: An Occupational name for a maker of buckles, Middle English bokeler, Old French bouclier. Americanized spelling of German Büchler.

English: A metonymic occupational name for a maker of buckles, from Middle English bokel ‘buckle’. Americanized spelling of German Buckel.

German: A topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from a southern diminutive of Middle High German bach ‘stream’.

Family Motto:  ‘Fidelis Usque Ad Mortem’ (Faithful Even Unto Death)

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Additional Resources:

Last Name References from:
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
Encyclopedia of Surnames, John Ayto, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, ISBN 978 0 7136 8144 4
(Unless otherwise stated)

Wikipedia: Buckler

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