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The nationality of Buchanan can be complicated to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Buchanan may be difficult to determine depending on whether the surname originated organically and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on a professional trade, which can appear in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

Buchanan Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Buchanan come may come from a craft, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these trade-based surnames might be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is good to know the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its early ancestors. Many modern names like Buchanan come from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and other related texts. Commonly these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Buchanan were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Buchanan. Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Buchanan name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Family names like Buchanan transform in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family lines, and languages across time.

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