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The subject of septs is a contentious one and one which is
difficult to resolve with any degree of historical accuracy. There are also endless
variations of Scottish surnames and the list below is neither comprehensive nor definitive
but is intended solely as a guide to the possible connections a name may have to a
recognised clan or family featured in detail elsewhere. Note that spelling of names have
changed considerably over the years. For example when emigrating to America the name was
often spelled as it sounded giving rise to different spellings. The Highlanders when
asked what their name was gave their parents name first as was the custom at the time and
thus their own name was not recorded. So all in all it is a bit of a minefield
tracing your name to a clan but we hope this list and our associated
septs list and
Spelling of Names will be of some help.