Buchanan Family History

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Buchanan Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Buchanan, a place near Loch Lomond, perhaps named with Gaelic buth chanain ‘house of the canon’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Buchanon, Buchannan, Buchta, Buchan, Buchen, Bucknam, Buchannon

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Buchanan Family Origin

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Buchanan Family Occupations

What did your Buchanan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Buchanan. 11% of Buchanan men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Buchanan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buchanan were Shepherd and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Retired
    5%
  • Commercial Traveller
    4%
  • Shepherd
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Private Means
    8%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Buchanan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 375,000 census records available for the last name Buchanan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buchanan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 59,000 immigration records available for the last name Buchanan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 74,000 military records available for the last name Buchanan. For the veterans among your Buchanan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buchanan Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Buchanan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Buchanan in 1941 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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