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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


Similar surnames: Buchen, Burcham, Buche, Buchanan, Buchta, Chan, Bachand, Burham

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Buchan Family Origin

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Buchan Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Buchan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Buchan's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buchan. A less common occupation for the Buchan family was Physician.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Physician

    6%

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Buchan Historical Records

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Buchan Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Buchan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Buchan in 1941 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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