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English nameBuchan
Gaelic nameBùchainn
Genitive formBhùchainn

Location and type of place name

Local authorityAberdeenshire ~ Siorrachd Obar Dheathain
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Aberdeenshire ~ Siorrachd Obar Dheathain
Topographical feature type
Post townPeterhead
Postcode areaAB42
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNJ9646
Type of nameConstituency ~ Roinn-phàrlamaid


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Further Information

Language notes 
Sourcesbūching, būchinn: Diack, 183 [i.e. Bùchainn]
In Gael. ‘bu.h@n, palatal n: Alexander 1952, 26 [i.e. b:x@nj]
Bùchainn: Mac an Tàilleir

“Bucain (gen.)… and Buchan, Bùchan (gen.) in the Legend of Deer; Buchain (dat.) in the Pictish Chronicle…. The u appears to be long” Watson 1926, 119
Additional infoBuchan Coast ~ Oirthir Bhùchainn
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