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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

    42%
  • School

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Farmer Son

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Buchanan family was Farmer Son. Farmer, School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buchanan. The most common Buchanan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Buchanan's were Farmers.

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Buchanan Life Expectancy

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