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The DNA profile of Clan Buchanan

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The DNA of Clan Buchanan

Clan Buchanan, one of Scotland's oldest and best known clans, has a history deeply rooted in the rugged hills and scenic shores of Loch Lomond. The name "Buchanan" comes from the Gaelic words "Buth Chanain", meaning "house of the canon", indicating the clan's early ecclesiastical origins.

The roots of the clan date back to the 13th century, when the first official ownership of land was granted in the area now known as Buchanan. It is believed that the Buchanans originally came from Ireland and arrived in Scotland in the 11th century. Over the centuries they increased their territory and consolidated their power base around the eastern part of Loch Lomond.

The Buchanans were not only landowners, but also scholars and warriors. Many members of the clan served as clergymen, and the clan enjoyed the protection of King Robert the Bruce after he supported it during the Scottish War of Independence.

Despite their notable presence in Scottish history and culture, the Clan Buchanan experienced setbacks in the 17th and 18th centuries. Through a series of unfavorable circumstances and inheritance disputes, the clan lost most of its land and was left without an official clan chief - a state of affairs that lasted over 300 years until an official clan chief was reappointed in 2018.

The spread of Clan Buchanan extends far beyond Scotland's borders. Many Buchanans emigrated to North America, Australia and New Zealand during the Highland Clearances and other periods, spreading the clan's presence and influence on the global stage.

Today, Clan Buchanan remains a proud symbol of Scottish identity, culture and tradition, with a rich history that reflects Scotland's fascinating and often turbulent history.

Clan Buchanan belongs to haplogroup R-M343 (subgroup R-S695) in the paternal line.

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Unraveling the Threads of Ancestry: My DNA Journey with iGENEA and Clan Buchanan

Embarking on a journey of curiosity and ancestry with iGENEA's DNA test kit, I stumbled upon an unexpected revelation - a connection that dates back centuries, my deep-rooted link to Clan Buchanan. The test that turned out to be a captivating exploration of my own history, unfurling cultures and traditions of my kinship. (D. Frush)

In an era where DNA tests are becoming increasingly popular, I must say that my own experience with iGENEA was undeniably intriguing and fulfilling. From the moment the kit arrived, there was an evident sense of discovery wrapped along with it. As simple as using the DNA collection kit was, the real excitement began once the results were in my hand. Discovering that I was related to Clan Buchanan was the most unexpected yet enchanting revelation I ever had.

The process of collecting my DNA sample was straightforward and convenient. The instructions provided by iGENEA were well-detailed and comprehensive, leaving no room for confusion or ambiguity. Swiftly, within a span of a few weeks, I was notified that my results were ready. The anticipation was thrilling. When I finally saw the results and learned that I was related to Clan Buchanan, it felt unreal.

But the beauty of iGENEA’s DNA test lay in its profound detail. There was something intensely personal about understanding my genetic heritage on such a deep, comprehensive level. The test's results didn't merely mention my connection to this ancient Scottish clan; they painted a vivid narrative that transported me back in time to understand the history, culture, and values of my ancestors.

The most impressive outcome came not only from the ancestral connection but the community of similarly related individuals whom I found on the iGENEA platform. Beside the historical data and clan specifics, the platform offered an opportunity to connect with other people of similar ancestry, creating an unexpected social experience.

In a nutshell, iGENEA succeeded in making the past relevant to me, in showing me where I come from, and in connecting me with those I share a common history with. The DNA test was an important journey of self-discovery and understanding more than just my genetic makeup.

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Questions and answers about the DNA test

How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

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A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

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