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

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Carter

    2%
  • Fisherman

    2%

In 1881, the most common Buchanan occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Buchanan's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buchanan. A less common occupation for the Buchanan family was Fisherman.

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Buchanan Historical Records

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Buchanan Life Expectancy

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