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FINLEY part of Clan Chattan? or Clan Ferguson?

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Re: FINLEY part of Clan Chattan? or Clan Ferguson?

Posted: 4 Mar 2010 12:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Finley
Neither. Finley's are an official sept of Clan Farquharson per a number of reputable sourses. The clan originally called themselves Clan Findláech in honor of Fionnlaigh MacRuardi, Macbeth’s father. After Macbeth's death, King Malcolm III of Scotland declared Macbeth's surviving kindred to be outlaws. They were forced to change their names and to hide themselves among loyal supporters. Over 180 years later, Finley descendents came back to the fore, banding together publically again to form the core of Clan Farquharson. Clan Farquharson later became affiliated with the Chattan Federation for mutual protection but has always been, first and foremost, its own entity.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Russ Finley 10 Dec 2001 11:00PM GMT 
ValorieCowanZ... 24 Jul 2002 9:18AM GMT 
jbuchanan158 5 Mar 2010 1:40AM GMT 
jbuchanan158 5 Mar 2010 1:46AM GMT 
Scott Finley 5 May 2003 6:00PM GMT 
SteThorn4 4 Mar 2010 7:09PM GMT 
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