MacFarlane

A clan of the House of Lennox
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About us

This Project aims to find out what DNA says about our ancestry. Who are we and from whence do we come?

We know that our clan chiefs descended from the earls of Lennox, but can we find the latter's heretofore hidden origins in the Dark Ages?

Can we use Y-DNA, which only men carry and pass from father to son, to identify the other clans known to descend from the earls (such as Lennox and Leckie)?
 
We now know that not everyone with the surname MacFarlane (of any of the over 1,530 variant spellings) descends from our clan chiefs, but for those who do can we identify their cadet houses, including the current heir-male of our chiefs?

And which associated Septs were originally Macfarlanes?

DNA testing will help us find the answers to these questions and more.