When Paul Buchanan was born on 8 July 1880, in Alexander, Erath, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Newton Buchanan, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth 'Betty' Denton Buchanan, was 29. He married Lucy Evelyn Upham on 24 February 1901, in Hamilton, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 3, Erath, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 8 June 1971, in Stephenville, Erath, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Erath, Texas, United States.
Scottish (western Scotland): habitational name from Buchanan in Stirlingshire, perhaps named with Gaelic buth chanain ‘house of the canon’.
Irish: adopted for Ó Buadhachanáin, see Bohannon .
History: This is the name of a Scottish clan associated with lands on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond and in the Lennox. — The name Buchanan was brought independently to North America from Scotland by several different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. George Buchanan came to MD in 1698. — James Buchanan (1791–1868), 15th President of the US (1857–61), was born near Mercersburg, PA, the son of a successful land speculator and store keeper, who had emigrated to PA from Scotland in 1783.
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