Let's see if I have this correct:
The clans are Highland groups based around a landholding laird.
They grew out of the older "thanes" from before the 10th
Century. The "septs" are separate families connected to a
Is that right?
Then how do I know where, for example, a specific surname
fits in the clan structure? For example, what clan is the
surname MacDiarmaid (McDermut, et al) a part of? I'm aware
of its Irish roots, but that's the extent of my knowledge.
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