Buchan Tartan & Clan

The earliest Buchans on record date back to 1200 and before. Major-General Thomas Buchan, was born at Auchmacoy in 1641, led the forces of King James II during rebellions of 1689 while his brother Colonel John Buchan of Cairnbulg fought on the opposite side.

Clan Buchan Crest & Motto

Buchan

"Non Inferiora Secutus"

Not having followed mean pursuits
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Buchan TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Buchan NAME MEAN?
The Buchan region, in the northeastern part of Aberdeenshire, verging on Banffshire, is the origin of the name of this clan.

WHERE DOES THE Buchan CLAN HAIL FROM?
Buchan region, northeastern Aberdeenshire

There was a famous Dr Alexander Buchan in the early days of meteorology (Buchan's cold spells), and more recently John Buchan the author who became Governor-General of Canada and Lord Tweedsmuir. The chiefs of the family live at Auchmacoy House, Ellon and have been there continuously since around 1350.