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Buchanan Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Buchanan, a place near Loch Lomond, perhaps named with Gaelic buth chanain ‘house of the canon’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Buchanon, Buchannan, Buchta, Buchan, Buchen, Bucknam, Buchannon

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Buchanan Family Origin

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Buchanan Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Buchanan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Buchanan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Buchanan family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buchanan.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Buchanan Historical Records

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Buchanan Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Buchanan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Buchanan in 1941 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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