Buchanans

Buchanans DFL S NT057921 1 384 185m SOF

Buchannan 1828 SGF
Buchanans 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

If this is the pn Buchanan, as seems likely, it refers to the name of the tenant or proprietor of what was formerly called *West Leas (W Lies 1775 Ainslie/Fife, W. Lees 1827 Ainslie/West Fife), containing Sc lea ‘tilled ground now pasture, open grassland’. OS Name Book (126, 35) gives no clue as to the origin of the name.

/bjuˈkanənz/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1