Clan Henderson is the 2017 honored clan for the Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival. This is to honor Judge Richard Henderson, co-founder of Nashville. Read more about Clan Henderson
Scottish history indicates that the name "Hall", is a Norman surname. The name Hall, was found in Lincolnshire, England where they were granted lands after the Norman Conquest in 1066. Upon entering England, the Halls were actually members of the Fitz William family...
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The vikings termed marsh dwellers “kjrr”. When their descendants arrived in Britain from Normandy with William the Conqueror the term had become a name with the forms Ker and Kerr, also Carr and Carre. From Arran on the Celtic West Coast comes a claim that the name is derived... Read more about Clan Kerr
The name Matheson has been attributed to the gaelic ‘Mic Mhathghamhuin’ meaning ‘son of the bear’ or alternatively ‘son of the heroes’. Traditionally, the clan descends from a twelfth century Gilleoin, who is thought to have been a scion of the ancient royal house of Lorne.
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The Stewart family records its traditional descent from Banquo, Thane of Lochaber, who makes an appearance as a character in William Shakespeare's MacBeth. Historically, however, the family appears to be descended from an ancient family who were senechals of Dol in Brittany. Read more about Clan Stewart
The name Young was originally used to distinguish a son from his father when they shared a common forename. It was also used in the case of multiple sons by the father’s heir. Consequently this is a fairly common surname in Scotland, being frequently found in the Borders region and also the Northeast regions of Angus and Kincardineshire.
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