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Find more Buchannon 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 16 more people named Buchannon 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 570 people named Buchannon in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Buchannon in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 586 people named Buchannon were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 3% were disabled
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 208 were children
  • 35% were children

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Armenian
  • They most commonly lived in Alabama
  • Most mothers originated from Indiana
  • 112 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940