Last Updated on November 6, 2021 by ACGS Webmaster
“We may not live in Scotland but Scotland lives in me…”
The American Clan Gregor Society, Inc is a genealogy-based charitable organization whose members consist primarily of lineal descendants of MacGregors who emigrated from Scotland to America prior to 1870. It was organized in 1909, making it one of the oldest Scottish clan societies in the United States.
The objectives of our Society are:
- To gather Gregors, MacGregors, together in clanship.
- To promote, foster and collect patriotic, historical and genealogical records for compilation, publication and addition to the History of the American descendants of the Clan Gregor of Scotland.
- To aid descendants within the Clan Gregor.
We strive to meet our objectives through a number of methods. The Society collects and stores genealogical information on members for purposes of genealogical research by members and scholars at the Langsdale Library at the University of Baltimore. Other methods are the annual Gatherings, a newsletter, year book, awarding of multiple educational scholarships annually and recently the addition of a scholarship for piping at Valle Crucis, North Carolina.
Presentation by the Lord Lyon to the American Clan Gregor Society’s Annual General Meeting
Dr Morrow was appointed to the office on 17 January 2014 and sworn in before the Lord President of the Court of Session on 27 February 2014. A member of the Faculty of Advocates, Dr Morrow took silk in September 2015. In 2008 he was appointed President of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland from which post he retired in 2019. He has previously served as Her Majesty’s Commissioner for the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (1999-2006), as a First-tier Tribunal Judge (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) (2002-2013), and as President of the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (2010-2014).
In 2009 he was appointed as Vice Lord Lieutenant of the City of Dundee, having served as a Labour councillor for the Maryfield ward until that year. He held the positions of Convenor of the Economic Development Committee and Convenor of the Dundee Waterfront Development Board, and was Depute Lord Provost during his time as an elected member.
He is the incumbent of the Chapel of Glamis Castle, a former Chancellor of the Diocese of Brechin, an Honorary Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee, and was recently installed as Chancellor of the United Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness. Lyon Morrow was created CBE in the New Year’s Honours List of 2018 for Services to Mental Health and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2019.
The society extends a sincere thanks to the Lord Lyon for such an informative and fascinating presentation at this years Annual Society General Meeting.
Clan MacGregor Septs
Septs are smaller clans and families, with a different surname, who follow another family’s chief.
These smaller septs then comprise, and are part of, the chief’s larger clan. A sept might follow
another chief if two families were linked through marriage or for greater protection. Sometimes
these septs were almost as powerful as the main clan and the bonding of the two brought added
strength to both.
Family Names Many names were adopted by MacGregors due to Proscription. Some families
retained the new names when Proscription was lifted in 1774, whilst others reverted to their
rightful name of MacGregor (spelling variants are accepted with M’, Mc and Mac considered
The Society extends a warm welcome to any…
▪ Persons bearing names included in List A and to those with a maternal descent from an
▪ Persons bearing the names of descent from Lists B and C who can show evidence of
descent or a family tradition of MacGregor connection; and,
▪ Names in List D are properly the domain of other Clan and Family societies. However, we
welcome enquiries from persons bearing these names who can show their descent from a
MacGregor who adopted the name as an alias.
If you have any questions regarding this list of Septs or need assistance in any way you may send your questions to our society registrar at email@example.com. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
American Clan Gregor Society, Inc is a proud member of COSCA (Council Of Scottish Clans and Associations)