Last name origins & meanings:
- German: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree
or beech wood, a variant of Buch + the suffix -(n)er
denoting an inhabitant, or a habitational name from any of various
places called Buchen, for example in Baden (east of Heidelberg).
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a scholar or scribe,
from German Buch ‘book’, Yiddish bukh + the agent suffix
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