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Re: "Bucky" Nickname or short for something
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 27 May 21 12:46 BST (UK) »
Buck Rogers first appeared in 1920's so i imagine anyone with surname Rogers could have been given that nickname but i suppose you are talking about earlier. Whats the rough era of photo ?
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Re: "Bucky" Nickname or short for something
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 27 May 21 13:46 BST (UK) »
Buck also is a male deer so might have been used as a boy’s nickname.

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Re: "Bucky" Nickname or short for something
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 27 May 21 14:49 BST (UK) »
An old flame of my mother's was always known as Bucky, it was years before I discovered his name was Arnold.

Names can lead you off on false trails at times.

My mother hated her name, as a teenager she chose a name she liked and was known by that for the rest of her life. It caused confusion in the family when I displayed my family tree to newly met family members. I had put her real name, they only knew her by her chosen name. It was not helped by the fact my father was always known by one of his middle names, I had shown his first name, a couple of people were convinced I had made a mistake on my tree. ::)
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.


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Re: "Bucky" Nickname or short for something
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 27 May 21 15:30 BST (UK) »
I suspect there may be a multitude of reasons for the various instances of the nickname Bucky/Buckey.

Take for example, William Owen O'Neill a.k.a. Bucky O'Neill, captain in Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, mayor of Prescott, Arizona, as well as newspaper editor, lawman, lawyer... and a big gambler - his nickname apparently came from his tendency to "buck the tiger" (ie. play contrary to the odds) at faro and other card games.


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Re: "Bucky" Nickname or short for something
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 27 May 21 19:50 BST (UK) »
What interesting stories !

It would be interesting to see the photo.in question
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The photo forum board would readily.help you to date it
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Re: "Bucky" Nickname or short for something
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 27 May 21 20:32 BST (UK) »
Brigidmac,
My notes are buried at the moment, but for sure I don't have a hard copy it came at me via an Ancestry hint and now I cannot work out exactly who I was looking at.

Thanks for the offer to date it, I'll post if I locate it.
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Hetherington (William - born England Aprox 1834 Salford, Cabinet Maker, died Dublin - Father also William born Ireland),
Wilson, Wright, Morely, Morris (Jewish blood and a name change in there somewhere, but who and when?)
James, Driscoll, Collins, Murphy (all end up in Ireland far too quickly)
Sewell (Bexley, Kent)
Harrison, Higginson, Mitchell - Sussex
Tench, Ireland
Hogg,