Tag Archives: ireland

Buchanan Family History

Buchanan Surname The Buchanan Family is what sparked my interest in researching our family history.  When I was a little girl, I heard that former President James Buchanan was my 5 x’s Great Uncle.  So, naturally, I set out to see if that was true…and how he was related exactly…more on that later.  And now here we are today. I did a quick search on Ancestry.com to find the origin of the surname Buchanan.  Buchanan originated in Scotland.  Interestingly, my great […]

Applegate Family History

Applegate Surname With John Edward Beyl marrying Edna Mae Applegate, this gives me a whole new line of ancestors to research.  My initial search on the Applegate surname looks promising. I did a quick search on Ancestry.com to find the origin of the surname Applegate.  It appears to be a variant of Applegarth which seems to come from the northern Middle English word gate or road. Fortunately, Ancestry seems to have hundreds of thousands of records for the Applegate surname […]