BUCHANAN FAMILY CREST
BUCHANAN CLAN CREST
The Scottish family of Buchanan can trace its origin back to Anselan O Kyan who was a son of the King of Ulster who landed in Argyll in 1016. For his services in his battles against the Vikings he received the lands of Buchanan, which lie to the east of Loch Lomond around the village of Killearn. Clan Buchanan has occupied the lands surrounding the shores of Loch Lomond since 1225 as a result of a grant by the Earl of Lennox to Sir Absalon of Buchanan in which he is referred to as clericus meus, meaning "my clergyman." During the reign of King Alexander II (1214-1249), Gilbert de Buchanan, seneschal to the Earl of Lennox, received, in 1231, a charter confirming Clareinch and other lands in Buchanan. It is from the lands of Buchanan that the Clan name is derived. During the Wars of Scottish Independence the Clan Buchanan supported King Robert the Bruce by aiding his escape in 1306, the chief, Maurice 10th of Buchanan, refused to sign the Ragman Roll, and the chief and lairds of the clan served under Malcolm the Earl of Lennox.
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