Saturday, May 23, 2009
















THERE ARE 120 MILLION LIVING DESCENDANTS OF SCOTTISH HIGHLANDERS LIVING AROUND THE GLOBE TODAY - SO MANY STORIES WAITING TO BE TOLD...


There are reportedly 120 million descendants of Scottish Highlanders living around the globe today - so many stories waiting to be told. While I'm predominabtly Scandinavian myself - my father's ancestors emigrated to New Zealand in 1873 from the Baltic Sea island of Gotland in Sweden, my mother's father was of Scots/Irish descent through Australia.

So I did a bit of 'googling research' to find just what relationships my Clark family had with the Scottish Highlanders(the same family as the recent prime minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark 1999-2008). I discovered we are septs or family related to both the Cameron and Macpherson clans; both clans ironically fought against each other at one stage in their history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/clan_macpherson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/clan_cameron

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/sept_(social)


If you are also descendants of Scottish Highlanders and would also like to learn about your ancestors:Read

2 comments:

Jeanne Gibson said...

Hi Hutt. I checked out your McLeod information. There are so many Scottish names that it looks like they have more clan names than people in the country.

Looking into ones history can be pretty interesting. Now if we all had about 24 more hours each day just imagine how much we could learn.

Kiwi Riverman - The Writer said...

Thanks for reading. Hoped it was helpful. Others may find it useful in the future.

Cheers,

Peter