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Scottish and Irish Clans & Families
Most of our material comes from antiquarian books published in the 1800's. There are many references to Scottish clans in our History section as well so do use our search engine to find other mentions of your clan or family in our thousands of historical pages. Should you enjoy Scottish History then why not get our Free weekly email newsletter.

  • Clans
    This is where we list recognized clans along with their histories and where we also provide links to official Clan societies where we know of them. These are all clans that are recognized by the Lord Lyon Court.
  • Information on other Scottish Names
    Should you not have found your name in our Clans page above then try in here.
  • Searching for your name
    Using our site search engine
  • A History of individual Irish Families
    This section includes both Irish and Scots Irish families.
  • Scottish Clans and their Tartans
    A 213 page book listing some 96 clans with their tartans and additional notes in pdf format printed in 1886.
  • Names and Spelling of Names connected with Clans (329k)
    This is a huge list of names connected with clans as well as many spelling variations. This is thus a good place to try to find your clan connection. It's a large page and once loaded we recommend you use your browsers Edit/Find search facility to search the page.
  • Scottish Clan & Surname DNA Projects
    All testing with FamilyTreeDNA.com
  • Chiefs and Chieftains
    A list provided by Iain Brodie of Falsyde.
  • Quick Clan and Tartan Finder
    This is where we produce a list of the most popular clans that link to information about them. Alongside this list you will also find links to the associated clan tartan.
  • List of Septs and Dependants
    Having difficulty in knowing if your name is associated with a clan? We explain all about septs in here and provide lists of names associated with the various clans.
  • Scottish Names (Big File 228k)
    Comes from the Encyclopaedia of Clans and Families and is another attempt to list names associated with individual clans. 
  • The Great Historic Families of Scotland
    Here we have a detailed look at the great historic families of Scotland.
  • Historic Earls and Earldoms of Scotland
    An account of the Earldom and Earls of Mar, Earldom and Earls of Buchan, Earldom and Earls of Huntly, Earldom and Earls of Erroll, Keiths, Great Marischals of Scotland, and Earl Marischals, Earldom and Earls of Findlater, and Seafield.
  • Scottish Roots Research
    This is our genealogy guide. In here we tell you what we at Electric Scotland can and can't do to help and we also provide pointers to other good research resources.
  • Tartans
    This is where we have a searchable database of tartans with thanks to the Scottish Tartan Society.
  • Clan Crests
    An explanation of Clan Crests by Celtic Studio
  • The Scottish Macs
    Their Derivation and Origin by James B. Johnson (1922) (pdf)

Further information on Scottish Clans and Families


This map is accurate to the Acts of Parliament passed in 1587 and 1594 respectively.

Map showing the districts of the Highland clans of Scotland (3Mb's)
Map showing the districts of the Highland Clans of Scotland (912k)

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