Buchan Family History

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Buchan Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from a district north of Aberdeen. There was also a barony of Buchquane in Strathore, Fife, a settlement called Buchan in Kirkcudbrightshire, and several other places in Scotland so named, but these are less likely to be the source of the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Buchen, Burcham, Buche, Buchanan, Buchta, Chan, Bachand, Burham

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Buchan Family Origin

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Buchan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Student

    6%
  • At School

    3%
  • Mason

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Student and At School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buchan. A less common occupation for the Buchan family was Mason. The most common Buchan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Buchan's were Farmers.

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Buchan Life Expectancy

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