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Knighthood or Lordship

December 6, 2017

My name is K*** McClain, my family is able to trace our ancestry back to Clan Maclaine. I would like to know if it were possible to be knighted or become a Lord, and if possible how I would do it. My family has always been proud of our Scottish decent. But I would like to be able to represent more than just the name McClain. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.



Your question – “is it possible to be knighted or become a lord?”


There are two routes to being “ennobled” – either through hereditary succession or to have been awarded a “knightly honour” by the monarch of the day.


* Hereditary succession.

That’s where an honour ge