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Septs or Associated Families -- listing and explanation

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Septs or Associated Families -- listing and explanation

Posted: 11 Oct 2002 10:30AM GMT
Classification: Biography
"Septs" of "Clan" Boyd

Sept is an Irish word meaning family. It is how affiliated Scottish families are referred to. How we may be related is for you to determine in your search of your families history. Many times it was simply that we lived in the same area. Other times we were bound by our need for food, shelter and alligiance in times of war. Many of the Sept families may be a result of either marrying into the Boyd Clan or by swearing alligiance to the Chieftan.

The names listed below are a combination of the entymology of the name Boyd and names gathered from various publications alleging an entitlement to wear the Boyd Tartan and signifying a familial connection with the Scottish Border Clan Family named Boyd.

Although they are not listed below, the Stewart Clan and the Donald Clan both claim the Boyds as a Sept. This may be confusing, however, although Boyds may be considered Sept family to those two clans, the Boyd Septs, with exception, are not also Septs of the Stewart (Fullerton/Fullarton),and Donald Clans (check their listing, they claim most Scottish families!).

House of Boyd
Associated Families and Alternate Spellings
Air
Assloss
Auchenleck
Auchinloss
Ayr
Ayrd
Bankhead
Blair
Bod
Boddagh
Bodha
Boid
Boit
Boite
Borland
Bowie
Boy
Boyd
Boyde
Boydston
Boyman
Boyte
Braland
Bribane
Brown
Buidhe
Buie
Burn
Bute
Cassy
Chrystal
Conn
Coon
Coonie
Corshill
Cosh
Crawford
Crystal
Cunningham
Cunninhame
Dick
Faerie
Faery
Fairlie
Fairly
Farie
Farnly
Faul
Faulds
Fauls
Fenwick
Foulterton
Fullarton
Fullerton
Fullton
Gammell
Gemmill
George
Gorman
Gurman
Haire
Hare
Harshaw
Langmoore
Lines
Longmuir
Lynn
MacCosh
MacGillabuidhe
MacGiollabuidhe
MacLorg
MacLurg
Moore
Muir
O'Boyd
Parris
Pitcon
Raeburn
Rayburn
Reburn
Rigg
Riggs
Ross
Speirs
Spiers
Spires
Starret
Steen
Stein
Stiret
Tannahill
Tannock
Templeton
Underwood
Vasser
Woodbourne
Woodburn

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