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Origin

STRACHAN : (Gaelic) Local. From the parish of Strachan in Kincardineshire, Scotland, formerly Strathaen. The name may come from stra or strath, a vale, from the root strath, a valley, through which a river runs, and chan or ceann, the head, meaning the head of the valley, or a little valley, from Strathan.

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    Variants of name STRACHAN

    STRACHEN STRACKAN STRAHAN