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Buchan Family History

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

391,277 Historical Documents with Buchan on Ancestry.com
64,902 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,457 Military Records
12,577 Immigration Records
58,559 Census and Voter Lists
247,782 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Buchan Families

  • Number of Buchan families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Buchan families
     98 - 193
     33 - 97
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Buchan families
     1,063 - 2,123
     355 - 1,062
     1 - 354
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Buchan Family Origin

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Buchan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Buchan

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Buchan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Buchan Civil War Service Records

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