A Scottish Clansman

Welcome to our Clan Centre.


These pages are designed to help you find out if you have any clan affiliations.To find out if you have any clan connections just select your initial from the index below and you will be taken to your chosen page.The highlighted names are Clan Septs and the bracketed names are the Clan they belong to.Don't worry if your name's not here, use the e-mail option below, send us your name and we'll find out if you do have a clan connection. Please do not forget to include your e-mail address if submitting a query about clan connections


Definition of the word 'Clan': The Gaelic word for children is more accurately translated as 'family' in the sense in which the word clan became accepted in the Scottish Highlands during the 13th century. A clan is a social group whose core comprises a number of families derived from, or accepted as being derived from, a common ancestor. Almost without exception, that core is accompanied by a further number of dependent and associated families who have either sought the protection of the clan at some point in history or have been tenants or vassals of its chief. That chief is owed allegiance by all members of the clan, but ancient tradition nevertheless states that 'the Clan is above the Chief'. although Gaelic has been supplanted by English in the Lowlands of Scotland for nearly a thousand years, it is an acceptable convention to refer to the great Lowland families, like the Douglases, as clans, although the heads of certain families, such as bruce, prefer not to use the term. Allegiance was generally given to a father's clan, but Celtic tradition includes a b element of descent through, and loyalty to, a mother's line. In reality, the chief of a clan would 'ingather' any stranger, of whatever family, who possessed suitable skills, maintained his allegiance and, if required, adopted the clan surname.


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The Clan Tartans
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