Origins of the Buchannan surname

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    In 1921, most Buchannans lived in london

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    What are the most common Buchannan first names?

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    Common jobs for Buchannans

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    Commmon female occupations for Buchannans in 1921

    Domestic Servant

    21

    Dressmaker

    17

    House Keeper

    15

    Living On Own Means

    15

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    14

    Commmon male occupations for Buchannans in 1921

    Fisherman

    50

    Weaver

    26

    Coal Miner

    25

    Farm Servant

    23

    Farmer

    22

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