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    Greenlee Clan

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    Greenlee Clan
    from Kathy D: My Roots are in Scotland (jerseyn8tv) photos on Sat 15/08/09 17:56

    Hello, my name is Kathy and I live in Florida, USA. I am a new member here at Scotster, and I am looking forward to finding new friends or family in Scotland. I just discovered that my ancestors came from Scotland in 1775 to this country. They originated in Argyllsville, Campbeltown, Scotland. I hope I spelled that correctly. My family name or clan is Greenlee. I hope there are family members who can make contact with me. My dream is to someday visit the land my ancestors came from...beautiful Scotland.

    Re: Greenlee Clan
    from Rodger M (rodger_moffet) lifetime member member photos on Sun 16/08/09 18:29

    Greenlee is connected the Clan Hume (Clan Home): http://www.scotclans.com/scottish_clans/clan_home/

    I've checked Burkess Peerage and it does not have any records of grants of arms to Greenlea or any derived spelling so its more likely that its a sept of Clan Home than a clan in its own right.

    It's a common misconception that every Scottish surname is a clan - to be a clan there needs to be a living clan chief to a family that has a grant of arms in Scotland and can in theory trace a hereditary line back to one common ancester.

    Septs are families that have a connection with a clan, normally smaller families who lived on clan lands and sought protection from the clan chief.

    This topic's tags: argyllsville, campbeltown, greenlee, greenlees.

     

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