I always believed growing up that we MacCormacks were a Sept of the Buchanan Clan with a crest of a knight and Ravens. Now it seems we might be a Sept of the MacLaine of Lochbuie with a totally different crest and Tartan. Can you clarify? Answer: I am aware that some journals have suggested that the MacCormacks are a sept of the Buchanans, but, to the best of my knowledge, there is no evidence to substantiate this association. The historic/hereditary Buchanan lands are in Sti
As I have researched, the sept McCormick (MacCormack), falls under the clan Maclaine of Lochbuie. As I am very interested in my ancestry, I’ve always wanted to know what tartan(s) I should wear/display. Do all McCormicks fall under the clan affiliation of the Maclaine of Lochbuie, or are there other affiliations from different areas of Scotland. Answer: The MacCormicks are indeed a sept of Clan Maclaine of Lochbuie. There are no other affiliations to other clans in Scotland.
Was the McCormick name associated with Clan Maclaine. My mother's name was McCormick. I think I communicated with you in the pre-internet days. Did you have a period of dormancy? Is McCormick a variation on MacCormick? Answer: The McCormick name is certainly associated with Clan Maclaine of Lochbuie. The MacCormicks are the second sept of the Clan and were considered the captains of the Clan’s fighting men. The MacCormick roots are in Ireland (Antrim and Ulster) but they firs
As a McCormick, I believe that I am able to join the clan. Although I am from Irish Ancestry. Answer: McCormicks may indeed join Clan Maclaine of Lochbuie - in fact the MacCormicks have been recognised as a senior sept of the Lochbuies since 1540. In fact the MacCormicks were directly responsible in assisting the 6th Lochbuie chief to recapture Moy Castle. The MacCormick roots are in Ireland - as were the Maclaines/Macleans in the early 1200s - but since 1540, they have been