Last name: BUCHAN

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BUCHAN : This last name is indexed 52,885 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BUCHAN : 1: Scottish (eastern): habitational name from a district north of Aberdeen. There was also a barony of Buchquane in Strathore Fife a settlement called Buchan in Kirkcudbrightshire and several other places in Scotland so named but these are less likely to be the source of the surname.2: Americanized form of Croatian and Serbian Bućan or of its Croatian variant Bučan: from a hypocoristic derivative of the personal names Budimir Budislav or Budivoj (see Budin).3: Americanized form of Slovenian Bučan: topographic name derived from buč ‘well in the field’ or a habitational name from the village called Buč from the same word.4: Americanized form of Slovak Bučan: probably a habitational name for someone from a place called Búč.

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