|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 Kidstons - though their is
a claim that their status should be 'Allied Family'.
Several surnames, while not septs of Clan Douglas, have definite
affiliation with and connection to Clan
Douglas. For further
details, see the above mentioned publication.
** Dickson/Dixon – See Septs: Dickey/Dickie/Dick
• Home/Hume - See
Earls of Home
** Lockhart * - See Septs: Symington/Syme/Simms
• Moffat *
• Pringle - See
Hop Pringles of Teviotdale and The
Pringles of Whitsome
• Rowell/Rowle/Rule & Turnbull
** Weir – See Septs: Blackwood
1. The Agnews are a clan in their own right
The Tweedie family were closely aligned with the Douglases. "The
history of the Tweedie, or Tweedy, family; a record of Scottish lowland life
& character" of 1902 gives a good account.