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New Board Administrator

Posted: 29 Dec 2002 7:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Mar 2009 9:38AM GMT
Surnames: Moffat
Hi everyone I have just taken on the responsibility for the Clan Moffat board, my name is Chris Stewart-Moffitt...........the Stewart being a recent addition and the surname of my wife.

As you can see my name is spelt differently to that of the Clan; this spelling is mainly found in the North of England, particularly in Northunberland and Durham and occasionally in Ireland. Despite the difference in spelling we are all thought to have originated in Scotland and travelled over the border at some point, no doubt reiving and raiding ; ) I started my family research about thirty years ago and eventually found my way back to c1750 where things started to become muddled.

I had always been interested in the family name having been taken to Moffat when I was a child by my father to see the Devil's Beef Tub. Since then I have been to Moffat and the surrounding district on many occasions.

I recently started the Clan Moffat DNA Project with help from Clan Moffat UK and Eire; it's aim is to try and link Moffat families that have, over the centuries become separated. If you are interested please visit ClanMoffatDNA.com.

Anyway enough about me...............if I can be of any help to anyone in respect of Clan Moffat, it's surroundings or history etc please let me know. I am here to help!!


Best wishes for the New Year.

Chris

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