Keltic Nation Clan and Septs
A Guide to Septs

Many families joined under one Clan Chief and the Clan called by his name. These other families were full members of the Clan and wore the Clan Tartan and the Clan Crest. For example, if your name were MacCasland you would belong to the Clan Buchanan.

The following list has various family names and their Clan Association. These families are designated Septs of the named Clan. Many sources disagree on Sept names and Clans, and as you know, many spelling variations exist. We list what seems to be the most commonly accepted Clan associations, and the most common spelling variations. If you know of any significant additions to this list please send us the name, Clan and source.

Some have obvious connections (Arthur belonging to MacArthur), though they may not always be this obvious. Others have a Clan association and thus a Tartan, but also a Tartan of their own (Kilgour and Clark, for instance). If you're looking for which Tartan you're "allowed" or "supposed" to wear, well, that's another discussion...

Name begins with:
A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - R - S - T - U - V - W - Y

A
Abbott, Abbot(son)  =  MacNab
Abernethy  =  Fraser, MacDuff
Adam, Adams  =  Gordon
Adamson  =  Gordon, MacIntosh
Addie, Adie, Addison  =  Gordon
Airlie  =  Ogilvie
Airth  =  Graham
Aitchison  =  Gordon
Aitken, Aiken  =  Gordon
Alastair  =  MacAlister
Alaistair  =  MacDonald
Allison  =  MacAlister
Allan, Allen, Allanson  =  MacFarlane
Allardyce  =  Graham
Alexander  =  MacAlister, MacDonald
Andison  =  Anderson
Andrew, Andrews  =  Ross
Angus  =  MacInnes
Archibald  =  MacPherson
Arrowsmith  =  MacGreggor
Arthur  =  MacArthur
Askey  =  MacLeod
Atkin, Atkins  =  Gordon
Aulay  =  MacAuley

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B
Bain  =  MacKay
Ballantyne  =  Stewart, Stuart
Balloch  =  MacDonald
Bannantyne  =  Stewart, Stuart
Bannerman  =  Forbes
Barrie, Barry  =  Gordon
Barron, Baron  =  Rose
Bartholomew  =  MacFarlane
Bartie  =  MacFarlane
Barlet, Barlett  =  MacFarlane
Baxter  =  MacMillan
Bayne, Baynes  =  MacKay
Beath  =  MacDonald
Beaton  =  MacLean
Beattie, Beatty  =  MacBeth
Begg  =  MacDonald
Bell  =  MacMillan
Belton  =  MacBeth
Berrie, Berry  =  Forbes
Bethune  =  MacDonald
Beton  =  MacLean
Binnie, Binning  =  MacBean
Birnie, Birney  =  Matheson
Bissett  =  Grant
Black, Blackie  =  Lamont
Blair  =  Graham
Blake, Blaik  =  Lamont
Blue  =  MacMillan
Bonar, Bonner  =  Graham
Bontein, Bontine  =  Graham
Bower, Bowers  =  MacGregor
Bowie, Buie  =  MacDonald
Bowman  =  Farquharson
Boyce, Boyes  =  Forbes
Boyd  =  Stewart
Brewer  =  Drummond
Brewster  =  Fraser
Brieve  =  Morrison
Brown  =  Lamont
Bryce, Brice  =  MacFarlane
Brydie, Bryde  =  Brodie
Buchan  =  Cumming
Budge  =  MacDonald
Bulloch, Balloch  =  MacDonald
Bunting  =  Graham
Burdon, Burden  =  Lamont
Burk  =  MacDonald
Burns, Burnes(s)  =  Campbell
Burnett  =  Campbell
Buyers, Byres  =  Lindsay

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C
Caddell  =  Campbell
Calder  =  Campbell
Callan, Callen  =  MacFarlane
Callander  =  MacFarlane
Callum  =  MacLeod
Callum, Callam  =  MacCallum
Cambridge  =  MacDonald
Caskie  =  MacLeod
Cargill  =  Drummond
Caristan  =  Skene
Carlyle, Carlisle  =  Bruce
Carmichael  =  Stewart
Carr, Carre  =  Kerr
Carrick  =  Kennedy
Carruthers  =  Bruce
Carson  =  MacPherson
Cash  =  MacTavish
Cassels  =  Kennedy
Catnal  =  MacDonald
Cattanach  =  MacPherson
Cessford  =  Kerr
Chalmers  =  Cameron
Chambers  =  Cameron
Charles  =  MacKenzie
Charleston  =  MacKenzie
Cheyne  =  Cumming, Sutherland
Christie  =  Farquharson
Clark(son)  =  Cameron
Clay  =  Stewart
Cleary  =  Clark
Cleland  =  MacNab
Clement  =  Lamont
Clerk  =  Clark
Cluny  =  MacPherson
Clyne  =  Sinclair
Coats, Coates  =  Farquharson
Cobb  =  Lindsay
Cochrane  =  MacDonald
Coles  =  MacDougall
Coll  =  MacDonald
Collier  =  Robertson
Colman  =  Buchanan
Colson  =  MacDonald
Combe, Combie  =  MacIntosh
Common(s)  =  Cumming
Comrie  =  MacGregor
Conley, Conlay  =  Stewart
Conn  =  MacDonald
Connell  =  MacDonald
Connon  =  Gordon
Conochie  =  Campbell, Robertson
Constable  =  Hay
Cook, Cooke  =  MacDonald, Stewart
Corbett  =  Ross
Cormack  =  Buchanan
Coull, Coulson  =  MacDonald
Cousland  =  Buchanan
Coutts  =  Farquharson
Cowan, Cowen  =  Colquhon
Cowie  =  Fraser
Craig  =  Gordon
Cree  =  MacRae
Crerar  =  MacIntosh
Cromarty  =  MacKenzie
Crombie  =  Gordon
Corsbie, Crosby  =  Bruce
Crow, Croy  =  Ross
Crozier  =  Armstrong
Cruikshank  =  Stewart
Crum  =  MacDonald
Cullen  =  Gordon
Culloch  =  MacCulloch
Currey  =  MacDonald
Currie  =  MacPherson

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D
Dallas  =  MacIntosh
Daniels  =  MacDonald
Darroch  =  MacDonald
Davie, Davis  =  Davidson
Dawson  =  Davidson
Day, Dey  =  Davidson
Dean  =  Davidson
Dennison  =  MacGregor, Stewart
Denson  =  MacGregor
Deuchar  =  Lindsay
Dewar  =  Buchanan, MacArthur, MacNab
Dickson  =  Keith
Dingwall  =  Ross
Dinsmore  =  Murray
Dixon  =  Keith
Dobie  =  Robertson
Dobbinson  =  Robertson
Dobbin, Dobson  =  Robertson
Docherty  =  MacGregor
Dock  =  Drummond
Doig  =  Drummond
Doles  =  MacIntosh
Don(n)achie  =  Robertson
Donaghy  =  Robertson
Donald, Donaldson  =  MacDonald
Donlevy  =  Stewart
Donnell, Donnellson  =  MacDonell
Dougall  =  MacDougall
Dow  =  Buchanan, Davidson
Dowe  =  Buchanan
Dowie  =  Cameron
Dowell  =  MacDougal
Downie  =  Lindsay
Dove  =  Buchanan
Drysdale  =  Douglas
Duff  =  Gordon, MacDuff
Duffy  =  MacPhie
Dugal  =  MacDougal
Dunbar  =  Murray
Dunnel  =  MacDonald
Dunsmore  =  Murray
Duthie  =  Ross
Dye, Dyson  =  Davidson

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E
Eadie  =  Gordon
Easson  =  Gordon
Eaton  =  Home
Edison  =  Gordon
Elder  =  MacIntosh
Ellis(on)  =  MacPherson
Ennis  =  Innes
Eslemont  =  Gordon
Esson  =  MacIntosh
Ewan, Ewen  =  MacLachlan
Ewart  =  MacEwan
Ewing  =  MacLachlan

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  F
Fair  =  Ross
Fairbairn  =  Armstrong
Fairley  =  Rose
Falconer  =  Keith
Fenton  =  Chisholm
Fergus  =  Ferguson
Ferries  =  Ferguson
Fersen  =  MacPherson
Fife  =  MacDuff
Findlater  =  Ogilvie
Finlay  =  Farquharson
Fisher  =  Campbell
Fleming  =  Murray
Fletcher  =  MacGreggor
Fordyce  =  Forbes
Forest  =  Douglas
Forrester  =  Douglas, MacDonald
Foster  =  MacDonald
Forsyth  =  Lamont
Fotheringham  =  Lindsay
Foulis  =  Munro
France  =  Stewart
Francis  =  Stewart
Fritzell  =  Fraser
Fullerton  =  Stewart
Fyfe  =  MacDuff

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G
Gair  =  Ross
Gall, Gaul  =  MacDonald
Gallie  =  Gunn
Galloway  =  MacFarlane
Galt  =  MacDonald
Ganson  =  Gunn
Gardner  =  Gordon
Garrick  =  Gordon
Garrow  =  Gordon
Gear  =  Ross
Geddes  =  Rose, Scott
Georgeson  =  Gunn
Gibb, Gibbon, Gibson  =  Buchanan
Gifford  =  Hay
Gilbert, Gilbertson  =  Buchanan
Gilbride  =  MacDonald
Gilchrist  =  MacLachlan, Olgilvie
Gilfillan  =  Macnab
Gill  =  MacDonald
Gillan  =  MacNab
Gillanders  =  Ross
Gillespie  =  MacPherson
Gillian  =  MacLean
Gillies  =  MacPherson
Gillon  =  MacLean
Gilmore  =  Morrison
Gilray  =  MacGillivray
Gilzean  =  MacLean
Glass  =  Stuart
Glendinning  =  Douglas
Glennie  =  MacIntosh
Goudie  =  MacPherson
Gow, Gowan  =  MacPherson
Gowman  =  MacDonald
Gracie  =  Farquharson
Grainger  =  Grant
Gray, Grey  =  Sutherland
Greenlaw  =  Home
Gregory, Gregorson  =  MacGregor
Gregson  =  MacGregor
Greig  =  MacGregor
Greyson  =  MacGregor
Grier, Grierson  =  MacGregor
Griesck  =  MacFarlane
Grigor  =  MacGregor

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H
Hadden  =  Graham
Haggart  =  Ross
Halden, Haldane  =  Graham
Hardy  =  Farquharson
Harper  =  Buchanan
Harold  =  MacLeod
Harris  =  Campbell
Harvey  =  Keith
Hastings  =  Campbell
Hawes, Hawson  =  Campbell
Hawthorn  =  MacDonald
Haxton  =  Keith
Hendry  =  Gunn
Henry  =  MacNaughton
Heron  =  MacDonald
Hewison  =  MacDonald
Higginson  =  MacIntosh
Hobson  =  Robertson
Hossack  =  MacIntosh
Houston  =  Graham
Howitt  =  MacDonald
Howden  =  Graham
Howe, Howieson  =  MacDonald
Howell  =  MacDougal
Hughson  =  MacDonald
Hudson  =  MacDonald
Huntly  =  Gordon
Hurry  =  Keith
Hutchinson  =  MacDonald

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I
Inch  =  Innes
Inches  =  Robertson
Ingles  =  Douglas
Ingram  =  Colquhoun
Isaac  =  Campbell
Isaacs  =  MacDonald
Isles  =  MacDonald
Ivory  =  MacKenzie
Iverson  =  MacIver


J
Jameson  =  Gunn
Jamieson  =  Gunn, Stuart
Jeffery, Jeffries, Jefferson  =  MacDonald
Jessiman  =  Gordon
Johnson  =  Gunn
Judge  =  Morrison


K
Kay  =  Davidson, MacKay
Keay  =  Davidson
Keddie  =  Ferguson
Keene  =  MacDonald
Keegan  =  MacDonald
Keith  =  Sutherland
Kelly  =  MacDonald
Kenneth, Kennethson  =  MacKenzie
Kendrick  =  MacNaughton
Key, Keys  =  MacKay
Kiddie  =  Munro
Kilgour  =  MacDuff
Kilpatrick  =  Colquhoun
King  =  MacGregor
Kinnell  =  MacDonald
Kilpatrick  =  Douglas
Kirkpatrick  =  Colquhoun, Douglas
Kissock  =  Campbell
Knox  =  MacFarlane

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L
Lachlan  =  MacLachlan
Lackie  =  MacGregor
Laidlaw  =  Scott
Laing  =  Colquhoun, Gordon
Lair  =  MacLaren
Lamb, Lambie  =  Lamont
Lamond, Lamondson  =  Lamont
Landale, Lansdale  =  Home
Landels  =  Home
Landers  =  Lamont
Lang  =  Gordon
Langlands  =  Scott
Lauchlan  =  MacLachlan
Laurence  =  MacLaren
Laurie  =  Gordon
Law  =  MacLaren
Lawrence  =  MacLaren
Lawrie  =  Gordon
Lawson  =  MacLaren
Lay  =  Stewart
Leach  =  MacBeth
Lean  =  MacLean
Leary  =  MacPherson
Leavy  =  Stewart
Leckie  =  MacGregor
Lees  =  MacPherson
Leitch  =  MacBeth, MacDonald
Lemmon  =  Lamont
Lemond  =  Lamont
Lenny  =  Buchanan
Lennox  =  MacFarlane
Lewis  =  MacLeod, Stewart, Stuart
Lile, Lille  =  Stewart
Livingstone  =  MacDougal
Lobban  =  Logan
Lockerby  =  Douglas
Lorne  =  Stewart
Louden  =  Campbell
Lowrie  =  Gordon
Love  =  MacKinnon
Low, Lowe  =  MacLaren
Lowden  =  Campbell
Lowson  =  MacLaren
Loy  =  Stuart
Lucas  =  Lamont
Luckie  =  Lamont
Luck  =  Lamont
Lucke  =  Lamont
Lumbard  =  Stewart
Lyall  =  Sinclair
Lyle  =  Stewart
Lyon  =  Farquharson

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