Scottish Clans and Families

This area of research consists of continuing research on the families focussed on in the Declaration of Arbroath Family History Project plus a number of other well-known Scottish surnames.

The full list of surnames is as follows –

Boyd                         Graham                         Ramsay                         
Bruce Lindsay  Ross  
Campbell MacArthur  Seton 
Cummings MacDougall  Sinclair 
Dunbar  Maxwell  Stewart 
Dundas  Monteith  Sutherland 

Areas of activity so far have included -

Bruce – testing of documented descendants planned.

Dunbar – conclusions of the Declaration of Arbroath Family History Project updated following a new test result.

MacArthur – initial gathering of genealogical data begun.

MacDougall – collaboration with a private researcher has identified genetic markers for descendants of Dougall founder of the Clan and approximately 20 other distinct MacDougall lineages.

Monteith – research on descendants in New Zealand and Australia in progress.

Ramsay - testing of documented descendants planned.

Seton – conclusions of the Declaration of Arbroath Family History Project updated following a new test result. Another Big Y-700 test result expected.

Stewart – funding secured from the Stewart (Royal) DNA Project for upgrades to tests of Archie Shaw Stewart and Private test taker CS to Big Y-700. These have not resulted in any new conclusions to date.

The Disinherited - Research findings on several of the ‘disinherited’ have been submitted by students. This group includes individuals and families, such as the Cummings (Comyns), MacDowalls and MacDougalls, who were opposed to Robert the Bruce and associated with the Balliol and Comyn faction.

Further details of conclusions reached and ongoing research will be made available online in due course.