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

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Carter

    2%
  • Fisherman

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Buchanan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Buchanan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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

What is the average Buchanan lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buchanan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buchanan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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