There are various ancestral surnames, better known as Septs,
that have connections by heritage to the Clan Mackintosh. Clan Mackintosh
itself is a member of the Chattan Confederation of Clans, which also includes the Farquharsons, Shaws,
Macphersons, MacBeans, MacPhail, Davidson, Macgillivray, Macqueen, MacThomas, Macleans of Dochgarroch, and MacIntyres of Badenoch.
The Clan is basically a family and the name is derived from a gaelic word
meaning children. The Clan system emerged from the old tribal ways of the people living in
what is now called Scotland. From around the 10th to 13th centuries more and more names
became recognised as Clan names with their own varied histories and genealogies. Clan
names are now representative of blood lines and all members of a clan share one bloodline.
Here is a list of the 38 Septs that are recognized as a part of Clan Mackintosh.
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