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The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Buchanan lived in the great lands of Buchanan in Stirlingshire where this illustrious Clan held extensive territories since early times. Although many of today's members of the Clan Buchanan can trace their heritage as far back as McAlpin, the first to establish the name of Buchan was Anselan O'Kyan, son of the King of Ulster about 1016.

It is generally believed that the Buchanans of Auchmar received lands bordering Loch Lomond by King Malcolm II for services rendered against the Danes. And records do confirm that Walter de Buchanan had a land grant in Auchmarr in 1373. A Maurice Buchanan also acted as treasurer to Princess Margaret of France at this time.

Buchanan Early Origins



The surname Buchanan was first found in Lennox. In Gaelic, "both-chanain" means "the seat of the canon," suggesting an ecclesiastical origin. The Clan received its name from the great lands of Buchanan in Stirlingshire where they had held extensive territories since early times. The earliest mention of the name placed him in Stirling (now part of the modern region of Central) where in an early document, a Dominus Absolone de Buchkan was a witness to a charter in 1224.

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Buchanan Spelling Variations


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Buchanan Spelling Variations



The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Buchanan has been spelled Buchanan, Bucanan, Bucanion, Bucanen, Bucanon, Buchannan, Buchannon, Buchannen, Buchanon, Buchanen, Bohannon and many more.

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Buchanan Early History


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Buchanan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buchanan research. Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1016, 1296, 1506, 1506, 1582, 1681 and are included under the topic Early Buchanan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buchanan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buchanan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buchanan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buchanan In Ireland


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Buchanan In Ireland



Some of the Buchanan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Buchanan:

Buchanan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Buchanan, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1651
  • David Buchanan, who arrived in Boston in 1652
  • Jane Buchanan, who settled in 1664 in New Jersey
  • Alexander Buchanan, listed as a Scot banned to America in 1678

Buchanan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathew Buchanan, who arrived in Carolina in 1710
  • Agnes Buchanan, who came to Connecticut in 1755
  • Agnes Buchanan, who arrived in Connecticut in 1755
  • Walter Buchanan, who arrived in America in 1763
  • Duncan Buchanan, aged 18, landed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Buchanan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Carrick Buchanan, who landed in Virginia in 1800
  • William Buchanan, who landed in America in 1805
  • Samuel Buchanan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Mr. Buchanan, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1821
  • A S Buchanan, aged 25, landed in America in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Buchanan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Mary Buchanan U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 490 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York traveling with her family [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Esq. James Buchanan U.E. (b. 1772), aged 11 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 561 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. David Buchanan U.E. (b. 1769), aged 14 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 562 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss Ann Buchanan U.E. (b. 1769), aged 14 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 560 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss Ann Buchanan U.E. (b. 1772), aged 11 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 591 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Buchanan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Donald Buchanan, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • Robert Buchanan, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • James Buchanan, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • William Buchanan, who landed in Canada in 1830
  • Henry Buchanan, aged 35, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Buchanan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Agnes Buchanan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Delhi" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DELHI 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Delhi.htm
  • margaret Buchanan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Delhi" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DELHI 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Delhi.htm
  • Isaac Buchanan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Helen Thompson" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HELEN THOMPSON 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840HelenThompson.gif
  • James Buchanan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848
  • William Buchanan, aged 44, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Buchanan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William T Buchanan landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • William Trueman Buchanan arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • Thomas W Buchanan landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Thomas Buchanan, aged 42, a weaver, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • Margaret Buchanan, aged 40, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buchanan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buchanan (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Kenneth Buchanan (1892-1967), American Assistant Commanding General 9th Division (1944)
  • President James Buchanan Jr. (1791-1868), American politician, 15th American President
  • Patrick Joseph Buchanan (b. 1938), American writer, politician, and senior adviser to American Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan
  • James McGill Buchanan Jr. (1919-2013), American economist known for his work on public choice theory, for which he won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics
  • Angela Marie "Bay" Buchanan (b. 1948), American conservative political commentator who served as Treasurer of the United States under President Ronald Reagan
  • Lieutenant Commander Allen Buchanan (1876-1940), American Navy Officer and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the United States occupation of Veracruz
  • George Buchanan (1890-1955), Scottish politician
  • Robert Williams Buchanan (1841-1901), Scottish poet, novelist and dramatist
  • Ian Buchanan (b. 1957), Emmy Award-winning Scottish television actor
  • Kenneth Buchanan (b. 1945), Scottish former world boxing champion
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Buchanan Historic Events


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Buchanan Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Gregory A Buchanan (b. 1967), American Private from Bakersville, North Carolina, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Richard  Buchanan (1878-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Buchanan, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Buchanan, née Leonard, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Allan Ridley Morton Buchanan (1908-1941), Australian Stoker Petty Officer from Malvern, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Mary Buchanan, American 2nd Class passenger from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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Suggested Readings for the name Buchanan


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Suggested Readings for the name Buchanan



  • by Jim Buchanan, Southwest Virginia Families (including the Buchanan Famil.
  • by David B. Trimble.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Clarior hinc honos
Motto Translation: Brighter hence the honour.


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Buchanan Clan Badge


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Buchanan Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Buchanan
Abbsalolm, Abbsalom, Abbsalomb, Abbsalombe, Abbsalome, Abbsalon, Abbsalone, Abbsaloom, Abbsaloomb, Abbsaloombe, Abbsalown, Abbsalum, Abbsalume, Abbsell, Abbsolam, Abbsololm, Abbsolom, Abbsolomb, Abbsolombe, Abbsolome, Abbsolon, Abbsolone, Abbsoloom, Abbsoloomb, Abbsoloombe, Abbsolown, Abbsolum, Abbsolume, Absalolm, Absalom, Absalomb, Absalombe, Absalome, Absalon, Absalone, Absaloom, Absaloomb, Absaloombe, Absalown, Absalum, Absalume, Absel, Absell, Abselom, Absolam, Absololm, Absolom, Absolomb, Absolombe, Absolome and more.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DELHI 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Delhi.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HELEN THOMPSON 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840HelenThompson.gif

Other References

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  2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
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  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Buchanan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buchanan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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