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This long-established and distinguished surname, having no less than seventeen Coats or Arms, and with several notable entries in the "Dictionary of National Biography", is of Old Scottish origin, and is a locational name from the district of Buchanan north west of Drymen in Stirlingshire, so called from the Gaelic "buth", house, and "Chanain", of the canon. This placename was first taken as a surname in the 13th Century by the head of a cadet branch of the clan McAuslan, their name being a patronymic form of "Absalon, Absolon", Anglo-French forms of the Hebrew personal name "Avshalam", composed of the elements "av", father, and "shalom", peace...

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James Buchanan

Looking for information on James Buchanan, born 1810 and Mary purveyance born in 1812 of Ireland, he died in 1843 or so, she remarried a Charles Gordon and they moved to Ontario Canada..


My dad was Solomon Buchanan, his father is James Buchanan, Im still cataloguing past that. I know we have a clan in Scotland, i already joined the group on Facebook.


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