George Buchanan

Male1734–

Brief Life History of George

George Buchanan was born in 1734, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America.

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    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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