Macnaughton is an ancient Pictish-Scottish name. It is derived from the Pictish name
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of
, where they held lands at Lochow and Loch Fyne, called Glenera, Glenshira, and Glen Fyne.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Macnaughton research.Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1247, 1431, 1438, 1565, 1614, 1627, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Macnaughton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Macnaughton has appeared MacNaughton, McNachton, MacNaghten, MacNechten, Notton, Norton and many more.
A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...More...Septs of the Distinguished Name Macnaughton
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