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Find more Buchan relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 133 less people named Buchan in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 1,637 people named Buchan in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Buchan in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,504 people named Buchan were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 51%, or 197 people, lived in homes they rented
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 180 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,394

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Buchan families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 428 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Scotland
  • Most fathers originated from New York
  • 250 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940