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List of Septs 

Sept:  an affiliated or allied family which is part of a larger clan in Scotland.  Often these were families that lived on lands owned by a clan chief, swore allegiance to a chief for protection or were relatives of the chief.   The word sept is Irish in origin.

Because Buchanan was originally a place name, and only after several centuries was used as a surname, we have many allied or associated family names. Many of these names derive from the forename or even the nickname of one of our chiefs. For instance the name Gibson derives from the nickname for Gilbert (one of our chiefs) which is Gibb and his son's were called - you got it - Gibsons! 

If your name is on this list then you are very likely a member of the Clan Buchanan.  If you are in doubt feel free to contact us at info@theclanbuchanan.com.

A NOTE ON SPELLING: There are many hundreds of variations in the spelling of these names. If yours is not an exact match, don’t worry we are familiar with them all.

Bohannon
Buchanan
Coleman
Colman
Cormack
Cousland
Dewar
Donleavy
Donlevy
Dove Dow
Gibb
Gibbon
Gibbs
Gibby
Gibson
Gilbert
Gilbertson
Harper
Harperson
Leavy
Lennie
Lenny
Macaldonich
Macalman
Macandeior
Macaslan
Macaslin
Macauslan
Macauslane
MacCalman
MacCalmont
MacCammond
MacCasland
MacChruiter
MacColma
MacColman
MacColwan
MacCommon
MacCormac
MacCoubrey
MacCubbie
MacCubbin
MacCubing
MacDonleavy
MacGeorge
MacGibhon
MacGilbert
MacGreusich
MacGubbin
MacInally
MacIndeor

 

MacIndoe
MacKibb
MacKibbin
MacKinlay
Mackinley
Macmaster
Macmasters
MacMaurice
MacMorris
MacMurchie
MacMurphy
MacNuir
MacNuyer
MacQuat
MacQuatters
MacQuattie
MacQuattiey
MacQuinten
Macuasland
MacWattie
MacWhirter
MacWhorter
Masters
Masterson
MaWhitty
Morrice
Morris
Morrison*
Murchie
Murchison
Richardson
Risk
Rush
Rusk
Ruskie
Ruskin
Spittal
Spittel
Spittle
Walter
Walters
Wason
Wasson
Waters
Watson
Watt
Watters
Weir
Yool
Yuille
Yule
Zuill

*of Perth only