The purpose of the MacQuarrie Surname project is: • To identify others who are related and to bring together related people who may have scattered to many countries of the world. • To assist MacQuarries of any spelling and other historically related groups to find cousins; determine family location and movement; and, when possible, determine clan branch or cadet line. • To help people prove or disprove theories regarding their family history or ancestry with an additional resource. • To investigate through DNA the deep ancestral roots of the clan. • To share with other DNA project managers information on Scottish and Irish genealogy. • To determine if Clan MacQuarrie has multiple progenitors of different ancestry, such as Celtic and Scandinavian.