Roebuck

This unusual and interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has two possible sources. Firstly, it may derive from a nickname for a shy or timid person, from the Olde English pre 7th Century "ra" and "bucc", roe-buck. many early English surnames were developed from the habitual use of nicknames, which were frequently bestowed with reference to some fancied resemblance to an animal's or bird's appearance or characteristic behaviour other modern surnames derived from the Olde English "ra" and "raege" (female deer), are Ray, Roe, Raye, Reye and Rae. The Development of "Roebuck" as a surname includes Matilda Robuc (1297, Yorkshire), and Richard Rabuk (1379, ibid). The modern surname may also derive from a "sign-name" where the original bearer lived "at the sign of the roebuck", as in one William atte Robuck, recorded in Parliamentary writs of 1313. One John Roebuck was christened at St. Andrew's, Holborn, in London, on May 11th 1639. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Adam Rabuck (witness), which was dated 1246, witness in the "Assize Rolls of Lancashire", during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Roebuck — ist der Name von John Roebuck (1718–1794), englischer Erfinder Alvah Curtis Roebuck (1864–1948), US amerikanischer Geschäftsmann, Gründer von Sears, Roebuck and Company Daniel Roebuck (* 1963), US amerikanischer Schauspieler Kristian Roebuck (*… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Roebuck — may refer to:* Roe Deer, a type of deerPeople * Alvah C. Roebuck (1864 ndash; 1948), American businessman and co founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company * Henry Disney Roebuck builder of Midford Castle in 1775 * John Roebuck (1718 ndash; 1794),… …   Wikipedia

  • Roebuck — Roebuck, SC U.S. Census Designated Place in South Carolina Population (2000): 1725 Housing Units (2000): 783 Land area (2000): 4.275658 sq. miles (11.073903 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Roebuck, SC — U.S. Census Designated Place in South Carolina Population (2000): 1725 Housing Units (2000): 783 Land area (2000): 4.275658 sq. miles (11.073903 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.275658 sq. miles …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • roebuck — [rō′buk΄] n. pl. roebucks or roebuck the male of the roe deer …   English World dictionary

  • Roebuck — Roe buck , n. [1st roe + buck.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small European and Asiatic deer ({Capreolus capr[ae]a}) having erect, cylindrical, branched antlers, forked at the summit. This, the smallest European deer, is very nimble and graceful. It always… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roebuck — (spr. Rohböck), John Arthur, geb. 1801 zu Madras in Ostindien, lebte dann mit seinen Eltern in Canada u. bildete sich seit 1824 in England zum Rechtsgelehrten aus; er machte sich zuerst als Volksredner während der Agitation im Betreff der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Roebuck — (spr. rōböck), John Arthur, brit. Politiker, geb. 28. Dez. 1802 zu Madras in Ostindien, gest. 30. Nov. 1879, bildete sich seit 1824 in England zum Rechtsgelehrten aus, beteiligte sich an den politischen und sozialen Bewegungen der Zeit und wirkte …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • roebuck — c.1400, from ROE (Cf. roe) (2) + BUCK (Cf. buck) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • roebuck — ► NOUN ▪ a male roe deer …   English terms dictionary

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