|What is a Sept ?
|A Sept is a family
name which can be related to a clan or a
|larger family for
various reasons - either by marriage
|or seeking protection
from a larger or a more powerful
|clan or family. Many
recorded Sept names have since
|become clans in their own right
and many may be
|related to more than one clan.
The Clan Douglas Society of North America (CDSNA) have produced a booklet on
the Douglas septs. This contains much information not yet available in this
website. It can be downloaded as a pdf here>>
It is also available as a
The author, Harold Edington, CDSNA Septs Project Coordinator,
seeks feedback on this project.
(in the feudal system) a vassal is a person granted the use of land, in
return for rendering homage, fealty, and usually military service or its
equivalent to a lord or other superior; feudal tenant.
The OliversThe Patersons
1. A clan in their own right