Council of Scottish Clans & Associations

Advancing Scottish Heritage Societies through Service, Education, and Advocacy.

A quick note about clans and surnames

The information provided is extremely helpful in identifying connections between smaller clans or lesser known surnames with larger clans / families. However, we do not have an explanation as to why certain clans / families are connected to larger clans / families. That will be your adventure: Finding out how, when, why, etc. your clan / family ending up being connected to a larger one.

Once you have a connection (s) head on over to our kilt section and start shopping! Keep in mind that many of the clans there will probably be in our special order listings. If you can't find yours, click the chat button in the bottom right corner of your screen and we can see if we can find your tartan.