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Type Surname (from nickname, from location, ornamental)
Other Forms FormsBach; Boeck; Böck; Buck

Meaning & History

Altered spelling of German Böck (see Boeck) or Bach.

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.
Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Bock ‘he-goat’.
English: variant of Buck.
Added 5/10/2014 by LMS
Edited 7/24/2017 by LMS