How do I find my Scottish family tartan?

Does every family have a tartan?

You should note that there is not a tartan for every surname in existence so don’t be too disappointed if a search doesn’t produce anything. There are no laws governing what tartan you can wear although most people like to feel they have some historical or ‘genetic’ link with what they choose.

How do I find my ancestral tartan?

To find your clan or family tartan, simply enter your surname or clan into our Family Finder. You’ll be provided with a list of potential names to choose from. By clicking on a name, you’ll be brought to a dedicated page where you’ll be able to explore a range of tartans and products specific to that clan or family.

Does every Scottish family have a tartan?

Tartans and surnames

Not every Scottish surname will have a tartan, so often people wear the tartan of their mother’s maiden name or the tartan of a Scottish district. Tartans have become popular for sporting teams and businesses too.

Which tartan belongs to which clan?

Scottish clan tartans

Association Origin Country
MacKay Highland clans Scotland
Mackenzie Highland clans Scotland
Mackinnon Highland clans Scotland
Mackintosh Highland clans Scotland

How do you find out if someone is Scottish descent?

The quickest and easiest way to find out about your potential Scottish ancestry is to take a genetic DNA kit through Living DNA. With the market’s most informative results, we can provide the key answer to one of your life’s great mysteries, even providing sub-regional ancestry.

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What is the Scottish national tartan?

Let’s talk about tartan…

The Scotlands National tartan is a predominantly green tartan with red and white stripes.

Do all Scottish families belong to a clan?

True Scottish clans and traditional clan lands are found in all parts of Scotland including the highlands and islands, lowlands and borders* but not all Scottish family names are associated with a recognized clan.

What tartan does Jamie wear in Outlander?

Jamie’s plaid is Fraser tartan worn by members of Clan Fraser – you will notice that this tartan has quite muted colours, like browns and greens, and this is from natural dyes in the vicinity of where the Fraser family originated.