Project: Scottish Clans

Categories: Scottish Clans Project | Scottish Clans

The Scottish Clans is a Sub-Project of the Scotland Project

Welcome to the Scottish Clans Project!

This project is the effort of a group of WikiTree users interested in profiles related to Scottish Clans and related families.

Project members can take primary responsibility for a specific Scottish Clan and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, and removing incorrect information. If there isn't a particular Clan that interests you, you can contribute to any of these tasks on any profiles, especially those that have no Clan manager.


Current sub-Projects

Clan Grant - the leader for this project is Geoff Grant


Any improvements you can make to the profiles of the Scottish Clans Project are welcome, but here are some specific goals we're working towards:

  • For each person:
    • All duplicates merged into the final profile ID
    • Final ID locked, marking the profile as project protected (must be done by one of the Leaders)
    • Scottish Clan template included on the page
    • All relevant categories are added
    • Parents are correct and documented
    • Biography is cleaned up, free of any GEDCOM junk, Ancestry trees, etc., and ideally has an actual written biography.

When merging always select the lowest correct LNAB. To understand the importance of this please see the page on project protection and the Leader instructions on project protecting and merging.

A good explanation also is The reason behind merges and identifying the lowest numbered profile with the correct last name at birth

Participating Leaders for PPP or other Assistance

Scottish Clans profile_of_week.gif Winners

Scottish Clans
Winning Profile

of the week

Clan Week Profile


William Wallace




Fourth Week

of October

Mary Hammond

Billy Wallace

?? Donald Munro




Third Week

of December

Trib Triboulet
?? Thomas Tullideph




Third Week

of May 2014

Christine Searle

We have had winning profiles from our Scottish Clan members that were not Scottish Clan profiles

Rhian Geleick

Thomas Rueben Whitfield Burn

Winning Profile Third week of November 2013

Eric Daly

Daniel Joseph Daly

Winning Profile First Week of December 2013

Eric Daly and Terry Wright

Ellen Quinn Kelly

Winning Profile Third week of January 2014

Eric Daly

Albert Jacka

Winning Profile Fourth week of January 2014

Scottish Clan Project Google Group

See: Google Community for a location for project members and others to comment or raise issues regarding the project. Our G2G location is the best place to post queries regarding research.

Participants scottish_clans.gif

The leaders of this project Maria Maxwell and Doug Straiton together with Nae X,

For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

If you would like to be involved in this project, please do the following:

  1. Add scottish_clans to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  2. Add the line [[Category:Scottish Clans Project]] to the text area of your profile page. This will add you to the list of participants on the category page.
  3. Ask one of the Group leaders , Maria or Doug to award you the Scottish Clans Project Member badge.
  4. Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what you're working on in this project right now.

Our Progress

Beside your name below, please keep track of what you're currently working on for this project. This is both for your own reference, and to aid collaboration amongst the project participants. If you are going to be temporarily inactive in the project (eg. on vacation), please note that here. Thanks!

  • Webb-3634 - Researching my Scottish Clan Kincaid 6-15-15
  • Deborah Compton - Researching my Clan Lines: Stewart, Gordon, Hall, Lyston, MacBean, Ferguson, Martin, Cameron, MacDougall, MacLoed, Campbell, MacPherson and more. My father's line is from the Loyalists who went to New Brunswick and then Prince Edward Island. Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia were major settling places for many of the Highland clans when the highlands were being cleared. My Scots ancestors came on the Polly with Lord Selkirk's party. The Comptons intermarried with many of the Scots settlers. My mother's line includes many of the Scots who came over to New Hampshire about the time of the Highland Clearings.
  • Christopher R. Odom - Researching Clan Stewart.
  • Bertha Craig-Allen - Researching my Craig, Craige and Logan lines.
  • Michael Thomas - Primary interests are my wife's primary line, Murray (Moray), and her secondary line, Keith. My primary lines are Gordon and Murray (also). and my secondary lines are Seton, Gunn, and Bruce. We both have connections to several other clans, as well. I have "adopted" other clans with ties to our lines so there is someone looking after them. I also found we are 13th cousins, 1x removed, making for interesting research.
  • Matthew Cates - Researching Clan Cates. They are currently a sept of Clan Keith.
  • Steve C -
  • Eugene Quigley - MacLean and MacDonald lines
  • Michael Ross - Mackintosh and Ross Clans
  • Sir William Arbuthnot - Arbuthnot family
  • Darlene Athey Hill - Glenquaich, Perthshire families of Crerar, Anderson and MacGlashan who were part of the Breadalbane Clearances in the mid-1830s and immigrated to N. Easthope, Perth, Ontario, Canada
  • Keith Baker - Trying to help out with obvious merges (pruning) in several lines as they come up. A descendant of the Munro line and the Forresters.
  • Sheri Sturm - Tracing, gleaning and researching clans Campbell and Livingston (my line.)
  • Terry Wright - Working on the Hamilton,Thompson/MacTavish,Russell,Graham,Ogilvie,Drummond and Dundas Clans (My Family Lines) more than happy to help with any thing else
  • George Maclennan - I will do some work on the basic information for the Maclennan clan for now.
  • Nerrelle MacLennan - currently working on Maclennan lineage, 1700's from Glenshiel, Ross and cromarty, rossshire. Any help appreciated. extensive research in my line, much to offer people of same lineage.
  • Terri Rick Cunningham Clan - Clan Borthwick
  • Maria Maxwell - It's got to be Maxwell (my line.) plus Pollock, Colquhoun, Crichton,Erskine, Forbes, Hay, Home, Kennedy, Kerr, Lindsay, Lyon, Mackenzie, Mar, Montgomery, Preston, Sinclair and Wemyss - with a bit of Sutherland thrown in too !!!
  • Stephen Lapointe- I am working on the Marshall and Gaven (Given) families from Paisley, Renfrewshire and earlier ancestors.
  • Carolyn Ross -
  • Douglas Macfie - Most every thing that is known about Macfie is in the information posted check out the official site for those family names related to Macfie
  • Peter Roberts -
  • Ken Broughton - Steele, Hay, and Adam family and of course the Boyd's of Kilmarnock.
  • M Hammond - Wallace Family.(on vacation Oct 5th until 12th)
  • Marianna Campbell - Clan Campbell of Argyll To start with
  • Valerie Kerr - The MacLeod and MacDonald families.
  • William Wallace - (Billy Wallace) -Wallace, Morrison, Cruickshank and Ogg (all name variants included), also reasonably good for Scottish history.
  • Jennifer Dabian -
  • Fiona Legg -
  • Don Manser -
  • Sonja Ratliff - I have a lot of Scottish ancestors: Seton, Forbes, Ramsey, Stewart, Lindsay, Johnson, Williamson, Phillips, Blair, Douglas and many more.
  • Nae X I trace my Scottish heritage back to the 1600s here in America, and that's where it has stopped. Brick wall. Will work on any line, but will focus on Lockhart, aka de Loc Ard. See Lockhart Name Study for links to all open Lockhart profiles broken down by location.
  • David Macphail -
  • Kim Lane -
  • Donna Creekmore- Clan Rutherford
  • Michael Nayler -
  • Allan Thomas- Clan Robertson, Descendants of William Robertson-3511
  • Vic Watt - I go back to Buchanan on both sides of my family. I am specifically interested in Sinclair, Buchanan, McPhee(Mcfie,McPhie) and McGhie.
  • Mariel Strauss Eschyna de Molle, who was married to Robert Croc and had a daughter Isabelle, all before she married the more famous husband, Walter Fitzallen, High Steward of Scotland.
  • Lori Thompson
  • James Stark I entered a commentary on Clan Rutherford. I also have an extensive genealogy of the clan dating from Gregoyd de Rodieford in 1160.
  • Christine Searle Researching Tilliduff, also Tullideph and numerous other spellings, all going back to 14th century Aberdeenshire.
  • Greg Rose Researching the Rose line.
  • Darlene Scott Kerr - Researching Clan Kerr/Carr.
  • James Troy Young - Researching Clan Young.
  • Robert Dale McAllister - Researching Clan MacAlister. Currently working on McAllisters of the New Boston area.
  • Scott Hendricks - Researching Jameson, Henderson and Enrick (subsequently Hendrick) lines in the Clan Gunn. Also working on Clan Henderson.
  • Barbara Bonanni - Researching Clan Menzies.
  • Adam McQuery - Researching McQuery and MacQuarrie lines from Ireland and Scottland.
  • Lisa Kelsey - Working on adding, merging, and cleaning profiles for the part of the Campbell clan that is in my ancestry.
  • Matt Pryber - Clan Mckinnon and related families
  • Jack Jeffords - Clan Crosbie
  • Chad Kent - Scottish ancestors: Preston, Campbell, McClean, Dryden, McDonald.
  • Rachael Schafer
  • Michelle Brooks
  • Donna Weems- Clan Wemyss
  • Wiley Walters-
  • Gene Adkins - Clan Bruce
  • Alexander Hunter -
  • Elayine McCallum
  • Ron Gragg
  • Rosemary MacLean- particularly interested in Ross ancestry
  • Doug Straiton - Clan Straton/Straiton and a number of surrounding families. Also a particular interest in events surrounding the Macdonald campaign that ended at Harlaw and have developed a list of families that were there.
  • Judy Wardlow - Just found out this week my 16th great grandfather part of Clan Douglas
  • Mary Richardson - found out last year I was related to the Clan Stewart. King Robert II (Stewart) of Scotland is my 18th g grandfather. Also tracing McAlpin ancestor who fled Scotland abt 1745.
  • Darlene Niehaus - Clan Lyon
  • Nanette Graham
  • Alan Boswell - Clan Boswell
  • Timothy Cser
  • Paula Ruehling
  • Fred Wallace - Clan Wallace and any other clan affiliations. Possible connection to English "Spencer" line (Y-dna)
  • George Shipley
  • Janet McLeod
  • Robert Brodie - Clan Brodie
  • Marty Acks - Clan Porterfield - I am going slow while I try to get strong sources and a biography written for each person I enter.
  • Shauna MacDonald -
  • Geoff Grant - Clan Grant Project
  • Ed Wilson - Researching Clan COUPER and people associated with them
  • Georgia Johnston
  • PHLGenepool A. Allison
  • Adrienne Tomkins Working on Clan Gregor (Macgregor, Magruder and others).
  • Gordon Mac Rae Working on MacRae/Macrae
  • Myrna Mackey
  • Deborah Hampton
  • Lili Hammond
  • Michael McLeod
  • Colleen Kennedy
  • Sue Davis working on Stewart, Douglas and Boyd clans
  • Jim Dorrough
  • Robyn Aulmann - Great Grand Daughter of James Smart Kerr(1839- 1913) GreatGreat Grand Daughter of Robert Kerr(1803 Crail, Fife-1853) and Helen Smail (1812Selkirk Scot-1858) both born in Scotland and Married there before Emigrating aboard "William Rodgers"1838 to Sydney.
  • Ian Cruickshank -
  • Norma Wills -
  • Lynn Johnston -Clan Johnston, including Johnstone, in the border country and in Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh)
  • Catherine Griggs -
  • Jayme Arrington - My main focus is the Makgill clan. Also working on Wemyss and related lines.
  • Joe Hay - Clan HAY, especially Adam Hay, Birth: About 1765 Of, Abbey (Paisley), Renfrew, Scotland; Marriage: 05 JUN 1790. I have no death or birth record for him and parents are unknown.
  • Dave E. Patrick -
  • Tanya Kasim- Clans Maxwell and Ramsay. I also have a Scottish ancestor whose last name is also Hay, more specifically, Helen Hay.
  • Phil Berghuis - McLeod
  • Jan Pearson Salsbery - I am looking for more information about the Scottish origins of my ancestor's Campbell and McTeer, maybe Sloan. And possibly Blalock was originally Blacklock from Scotland?
  • Sandi Zacharko working on my maternal grandparents families, Alexander and Wallace
  • Beth Babcock -
  • Geoffrey Carter -
  • Anne Coulter Holmes - Clan Maxwell
  • Cindy May -I am researching my Scottish ancestors: MacDonald of Glencoe, MacLean of Lochbuie (g-grandfather always spelled it this way rather than the usual MacLaine), Campbell of Breadalbane from the Loch Tay area, MacNab from Loch Tay area.
  • Jessica Hatfield - I'm researching my family names trying to fill in gaps and find the link to my ancestors in Clans Stewart, MacFarlane, and Ramsay.
  • Aidan Bizony - My mother's maiden name is Tait (her father's family are from Scotland) and I feel every bit a member of Clan Tait even though my last name might not be 'Tait'. Feel free to contact me if you want to know anything and everything about Clan Tait!
  • Sandra Green -
  • Christopher Odom -
  • Frank Spencer - Clan Keith and Clan de Brus
  • Deanna Heaslet - Clan McGregor
  • Sandy Edwards Clan Duncan
  • Bob Atherton -
  • Michele Camera - Like many other Americans, I have a mixture of ancestors from all over Europe but for this project I'll be working on England, Wales and Ireland. For my husband, I'll also be working on Scotland.
  • Angus Lindsay - Clans Lindsay and Kerr
  • John Lumsden - Clan Lumsden
  • Annie Blanchard - Clan MacQuarrie
  • Deborah Compton
  • Carol Flint
  • Kenneth St.John II - I have quite a few Henrie's (all records I have found have used this spelling; a few people used Hendrie and Henarie briefly during their lives) in my family and have traced them back to Scotland and Ireland and coming to the United States.
  • Lynden Raber Castle Rodriguez
  • Anne Irvine - Irvine, Walker, Bell, Robertson, McIntyre, McDougall, Kelly, Wilson, Wardrop, Ross, Weir, Lang - Glasgow/Lanarkshire area.
  • Marilyn Albert
  • Larry Smith -
  • Larry McEwen -
  • Darrell Parker -
  • Jackie Stoddard-
  • Doug McDonaldClan Donald, ancestors of them, and later Rose and Grant - Clan Donald DNA Project co-admin
  • Robert Webb - Clan Kincaid
  • Christian Hendrickson -
  • Joe Sneed - Clan Bell
  • Megan McConnell -
  • Carole Taylor- Greer, Clan Grier, Grierson, MacGregor
  • Victor J -
  • Rae Redford - Clan Craig
  • Scott Ledbetter - Clan Keith First Earl Marischal William Keith is my 15th great grandfather & Clan Ross
  • Ruth Ledbetter - Clan Ross
  • Warren Ayer - "Completed" Clan MacBean page except for the never ending task of finding clan members and linking them in; Developed Clan Chattan page (cleaning up sources and linking in members in progress); Researching other Clan Chattan member clans for which category page is still undeveloped.
  • Harriet Person-Miguel -
  • Jeff White -
  • Bonnie Saunders - Clan MacLeod, my primary interest is my father's MacLeod line, will see where that takes me!
  • Melissa McKay - Clan McKay (MacKay)
  • Callie Archibald Zaborenko - Clan Macpherson
  • Geoff St John -
  • Debra Baird - Clan Baird
  • Jim Monday - Clan Campell
  • Grace McChesney - Clan Irvine
  • Shelly Cloud -
  • Erinne Kennedy-Dock -

Significant and Famous Scots

Who have profiles on WikiTree - Click on link above to see the full list. Feel free to add to it

General Notes on the Project

For each Family the group has chosen a name and a project participant will become that family's manager (see the list below this section). The family manager is the primary person working on merges for that family.



  • Scottish Military History
    • Alternate Battle names need to be entered, within parenthesis after main name.
    • Battle pages need to be set as sub-categories of participating clans and places
  • Scottish Clans, all main clans entered. Clan category pages need editing.
  • Clan_Photos
    • Various Clan Photos of Tartans ,Badges ,Crest,Maps
    • Can be added to Category Page of your Clan
    • I have only added Clans that the Project Members have mentioned
    • If you would like a Clan added to the list just let me know
  • The story of the Saltire
    • The Story of Scotlands St Andews Cross Flag
  • A Glossary of Clan Terms
    • A list of terms used by Scottish Clans and the meaning of
    • Words from the Gaelic (Gàidhlig) language please feel free to add too
    • or improve this page
  • Scottish Clan Map
    • and other Maps of Scotland please feel free to add too or improve
    • this page,these Maps have been added from Wikipedia and Wikimedia
    • commons so there are no copyright issues
  • Photos of Clan Strongholds,Castles and Houses
  • Clan name copied to title
  • Description/Story entered from [1] or [2] links
  • Scottish Clan Glossary??

Project Box

This Template adds the Clan Name and Tartan

Copy and paste the following template into the profile, at the top of the biography section, replacing "Clan Stewart" with your clan's name (be sure to use the exact category name for the clan - see the list) and "Clan Tartans-7.jpg" with the corresponding image for your clan. (Clan Tartans is the free space page for Tartans, where you'll find the file name for the image of your clan's tartan.) If your clan tartan has not yet been added to the list, just let Maria know (she love making up these templates !!)

{{Scottish Clans
| clan = Clan Stewart
| tartan = Clan Tartans-7.png

NOTE: If you save the tartan, you can upload it to the profile and mark it as a "Background" photo and it really dresses up the profile. If you want to see what one looks like see: Captain James Lockhart

Adding the template will categorise profiles into the proper clan category.

Related Internal websites

Project Resource Page This is an experiment. If it works, we will remove the resources from this page and transfer them to the Resource Page.

Category: Peerage of Scotland This has links for categories that should be added to clan profiles if appropriate. Pre 1770.

Category: Peerage of the United Kingdom This replaced the Peerage of Scotland and Great Britain after 1801.

Category: Scottish Clan Style Guide This explains the hierarchy of categories for the Clan Project.

Related External websites

Thanks to

Billy Wallace

for the link to most of these Websites

Clan Specific Resources

Clan Chiefs

Individual Clans

  • Scottish Clans and Septs - Over time, many septs have become clans in their own right and, in the political turmoil that Scotland has seen over the centuries, many others came to be related to more than one clan.
  • Whats my Clan - Find out here if your family name is associated with a clan or a tartan. Some names are associated with a district tartan rather than a Clan
  • RampantScotland -Rampant Scotland has histories of a large number of clans and families who have been significant in the making of Scotland. These histories contain links to other sources of useful information including clan/family Web sites


  • Whats my Clan - Find out here if your family name is associated with a clan or a tartan. Some names are associated with a district tartan rather than a Clan
  • Scottish Tartans Authority Charity - We maintain the world's largest and most comprehensive tartan database, the most extensive woven tartan archives and an unsurpassed archive of books and documents on tartan and its many strands.


Starting in 1841, Census records are detailed.

  • FreeCen allows searches at no charge.
  • Scotlands People has records from 1841-1911. $$$$ (uses credit system once purchase is made).


DNA Projects

Help with Documents

  • Scottish Hand Writing - This website offers online tuition in palaeography for historians, genealogists and other researchers who have problems reading manuscript historical records written in Scotland in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

Historical Society Links

  • RampantScotland -Rampant Scotland has histories of a large number of clans and families who have been significant in the making of Scotland. These histories contain links to other sources of useful information including clan/family Web sites.


Immigration Records


  • Mapco - Great Site for Old Maps


Scottish Military Museums


  • Current Value of Old Money - This site has many links for answering the question "how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?"

Proverbs, Quotes, and Stories

Region Specific Sources

North America

United Kingdom and Ireland

  • Scotland's People - The official Government site for Births, Marriages, Deaths, Wills and Old Parish Records. Fee by Day Search, Three Month, etc.
  • Scottish Indexes - New site at Aug 2014 Collection of unique sources mainly for southern Scotland at present.


  • Historic Scotland Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government and is charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.
  • Electric Scotland This is a fantastic site where links to books, publications, articles. Sources which have been published and are great for research and citation and documentation of facts. Free.
  • Mitchell Library one of the largest public reference libraries in Europe and has great online resources on virtually anything you need.
  • The Scots Peerage : founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom. Free.
  • The Gazateer for Scotland - The Gazetteer for Scotland is a vast geographical encyclopaedia, featuring details of towns, villages, bens and glens from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles.
  • Society for One-Place Studies - The vision of this Society is to bring together those like-minded people and provide a platform for members to share good practice, ideas and methodology in one place, as well as promote the research being undertaken on their study area.
  • WeRelate - The World's Largest Genealogy Wiki
  • The Peerage by Darryl Lundy. A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.

Sourcing Citing Documentation

  • Evidenced Explained Facebook Page Elizabeth Shown Mills, a highly credentialed and experienced genealogist, has long been recognized as a leader in setting professional standards in her field, especially regarding sources - why, when and how to source a fact in a family tree.

Family Assignments (by LNAB)

LNABs Managed by Geoff I. Grant


LNABs Managed by Sir William Arbuthnot


LNABs Managed by Eugene

MacLean Clan Chiefs, their families and the Cadet (Chieftan) houses.

MacDonald Early Clan Chiefs and their families.

LNABs Managed by Trib and Terri

Munro Clan Chiefs and Barons/Baronets of Foulis, which are also the ancestors of President James Monroe.

LNABs Managed by Terry

Boyd Baron Kilmarnock

Cumming Laird of Badenoch,

Chancellor of Scotland

Drummond Earl of Perth

Chief of Clan Drummond

Dundas Baron Dundas, Earl of Zetland

Earl of Ronaldshay

Graham Marquess of Montrose,Viscount of Dundee

Hamilton The Lairds of Cadzow,Earl of Arran

MacTavish The clan name MacTavish

is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Mac Tamhais,

which translates to Thomson or Thom(p)son in English

Ogilvy Earls of Airlie,Earls of Seafield

Russell The Russells are Septs of the Cummings Clan

Thompson The Thompsons are Septs of the MacTavish Clan

LNABs Managed by Terri R



LNABs Managed by Maria















LNABs Managed by Matthew


LNABs Managed by Michael



LNABs Managed by Sheri



LNABs Managed by Douglas


LNABs Managed by Peter


LNABs Managed by Ken





LNABs Managed by Mary



LNABs Managed by Marianna


LNABs Managed by Valerie



LNABs Managed by Billy





LNABs Managed by Nae X


LNABs Managed by Kim


LNABs Managed by Michael


LNABs Managed by Vic


LNABs Managed by Darlene


LNABs Managed by Scott




LNAB Managed by Michael Thomas

Ainslie - Armigerous Clan


Douglas - Armigerous Clan




Fraser of Lovat


Gray - Sept of Clan Stewart or Clan Sutherland

Keith - and as a Sept of Clan Sutherland

MacAlpine/MacAlpin - Clann Chináeda, the ancient House of Alpin



Randolph - Sept of Clan Bruce


Somerville - Armigerous Clan


LNAB Managed by Sandy Edwards

Duncan Armigerous Clan

LNAB Managed by Doug Straiton

Straiton & Straton


Udny & Udnie

Glen & Glenn

Clan Leslie

Clan Rose

Clan Abernethy

List of Clans to Do

If you have a Clan you want a Category page for, please drop it here and I'll pick it up. Or you can drop it onto my List. Vic Watt is doing a super job of trolling through and finding the loose ends but we can all help.

On list:

Clan Little

Clan Macpherson

====List of Clans to Do==== If you have a Clan you want a Category page for, please drop it here and I'll pick it up. Or you can drop it onto my List. Vic Watt is doing a super job of trolling through and finding the loose ends but we can all help.

On list:

Clan Little

Clan Macpherson


Bruce William McSpider Thanks to Terry and Billy for a wonderful profile.

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