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Find more Buchanan 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 3,679 less people named Buchanan 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 28,290 people named Buchanan in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 13% less people named Buchanan in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 24,611 people named Buchanan were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 10% reported their race as other than white
  • 7,696 were children
  • 31% were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Virginia
  • 3,087 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in North Carolina
  • Most mothers originated from Virginia