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There are many spelling variations for the Clan Buchanan surname. Included are families (known as Septs) with different surnames from the original Clan name. Throughout the centuries, surnames have continued to “develop” often leading to astonishing variants of the original Buchanan spelling. 

The Buchanan Clan Crest which, all members are entitled to wear, is from the crest on top of the Clan Buchanan Chief’s “Coat of Arms”. The complete Buchanan Coat of Arms is displayed only by the Clan Chief and passes down directly to his eldest son and heir. The wearing of your Clan Buchanan Chief’s Crest, is a way of honoring your Chief, your Clan association and your Buchanan Family Ancestry. 

We make this Scottish collection of Clan Buchanan Crest Jewelry and Wall Crest as your link to your Scottish Ancestry. 

Click each box to view Buchanan clan crest items:                 See your Buchanan family history below:

BUCHANAN CLAN History
BUCHANAN CLAN

 

Clan Chief:             Clan Buchanan has no current chief.

Last Clan Chief:    John Buchanan, 22nd Chief, died in 1681 without

                          male issue. 

Gaelic Name:         Boghchanan meaning  House or seat of the cannon

Origin of name:     Through Anselan O Kyan, who landed in Argyll in1016

Clan Crest:             A dexter hand holding a cap with two laurel branches.

Clan Motto:          Clarior hinc honos meaning (Hence the brighter honour)

Lands:                 Loch Lomond-shire

 

The great Clan Buchanan are said to descend from Anselan, a warrior prince who fought for the Scots King Malcolm II in the early 11th Century. This was a critical time in Scottish history, with Viking armies occupying large tracts of land within the infant nation. Anselan's service against the invading Scandinavians was well rewarded by the grateful King, who granted him lands in Lennox, to the east of Loch Lomond. These lands were known as "buth chanain", which in Gaelic means "canon's seat", or "churchman's seat". The Clan Buchanan takes its name from this ancient area, forever bonding them with their heartland, and the gallant deeds of their forefathers.

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From these early warrior origins, the Buchanans continued to distinguish themselves in battle. Clan Buchanan was prominent in their support for King Robert the Bruce in the 14th Century, waging war on the English overlords for the sake of Scotland's independence. It is testament to the Buchanans' zeal that when the English were driven from Scottish territory, the Buchanans took their armies overseas in pursuit of more Englishmen to slay. Buchanans fought alongside the French during the Hundred Years War, helping to drive the English out of mainland France. The Buchanans were victorious at the Battle of Beauge in 1421, with legend accrediting the death of Henry V's brother, the Duke of Clarence, to the sword of Alexander Buchanan.

Clan Buchanan not only built power from physical strength, but were also important members of Scotland's intellegensia down through the centuries. One of the most notable scholarly figures was George Buchanan, who first tutored Mary, Queen of Scots, and then her son, King James VI. Buchanan was also a religious reformer who championed the cause of Protestantism in Scotland, following the impact of the Reformation in the 16th Century. Buchanans were also successful abroad, with James Buchanan, the son of a Scottish immigrant, becoming the 15th President of the United States of America.

Clan chiefship is currently unoccupied, but the Buchanans do boast one of the oldest Clan Societies in Scotland. Created in 1725, the Buchanan Society was set up as a charitable institution aiming to help needy Clansfolk and educate their children. The island of Clarinch, amid the splendour of Loch Lomond, in the Buchanan's ancient heartland, was gifted to the Society in the mid 20th Century by a wealthy Clan member. It is currently being used as an animal and bird sanctuary.

The Buchanan Clan crest is a hand holding a tasseled cap and the proud Buchanan clan motto reads "Clarior hinc honos" meaning "Brighter hence the honour".

 

Our Scottish Heritage is the common bond that unites our Buchanan family name forever.


Septs/Spelling Variations of BUCHANAN CLAN
COLMAN of BUCHANAN CLAN    CORMACK of BUCHANAN CLAN    COUSLAND of BUCHANAN CLAN    DONLEAVY of BUCHANAN CLAN    DONLEVY of BUCHANAN CLAN    DOVE of BUCHANAN CLAN    DOW of BUCHANAN CLAN    GIBB of BUCHANAN CLAN    GIBBON of BUCHANAN CLAN    GIBSON of BUCHANAN CLAN    GILBERT of BUCHANAN CLAN    GILBERTSON of BUCHANAN CLAN    HARPER of BUCHANAN CLAN    HARPERSON of BUCHANAN CLAN    LEAVY of BUCHANAN CLAN    LENNIE of BUCHANAN CLAN    LENNY of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACALDONICH of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACASLAN of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACCALMAN of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACCALMONT of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACCASLAND of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACCAUSLAND of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACCOLMAN of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACCORMACK of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACCUBBIN of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACDONLEAVY of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACENDEOIR of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACGEORGE of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACGIBBON of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACGILBERT of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACINALLY of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACINDOE of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACMASTER of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACMAURICE of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACMURCHIE of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACMURCHY of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACWATTIE of BUCHANAN CLAN    MACWHIRTER of BUCHANAN CLAN    MASTERS of BUCHANAN CLAN    MASTERSON of BUCHANAN CLAN    MORRICE of BUCHANAN CLAN    MORRIS of BUCHANAN CLAN    MURCHIE of BUCHANAN CLAN    MURCHISON of BUCHANAN CLAN    RISK of BUCHANAN CLAN    RUSK of BUCHANAN CLAN    RUSKIN of BUCHANAN CLAN    SPITTEL of BUCHANAN CLAN    WATT of BUCHANAN CLAN    WATTS of BUCHANAN CLAN    YUILL of BUCHANAN CLAN    YULE of BUCHANAN CLAN    ZUILL of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCMURCHY of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCMURCHIE of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCMAURICE of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCMASTER of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCINDOE of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCINALLY of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCGILBERT of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCGIBBON of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCGEORGE of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCENDEOIR of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCDONLEAVY of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCCUBBIN of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCCOLMAN of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCCAUSLAND of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCCASLAND of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCCALMONT of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCCALMAN of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCASLAN of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCALDONICH of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCWATTIE of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCWHIRTER of BUCHANAN CLAN    MCCORMACK of BUCHANAN CLAN   
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