Septs of the Clan Mackenzie
Is your surname Mackenzie, or a variation of this name?
Is your surname among those Septs of the Clan Mackenzie below?
Are you related to a Mackenzie or any of the Sept surnames below?
Are you sympathetic to the Clan Mackenzie Society’s aims and activities and interested in the history of the famous Clan Mackenzie?
If your name is Mackenzie, one of the below Sept names, or a variation then you are entitled to wear the Clan Mackenzie Tartan
NB: There are several variations in the spelling of the name Mackenzie, i.e. MacKenzie, McKenzie, Macenzie, McEnzie, Makenzie, MaKenzie, M’Kenzie, Kenny, Kenney, MacKenny, MacKenney, McKenny, McKenney, Mackinzie, McKinzie, MacKinney, McKinney &c, they are accepted as Septs or variations of the Mackenzie Clan name.
Often in centuries past it was the local Monk or Minister who could read and write and who also decided on the spelling of people’s names when entering Baptism, Marriage or Burial records. So when writing an unfamiliar name it had to be written as it sounded and misspellings would often occur especially when the informant had a strong accent. If you are not sure that your name was derived from “Mackenzie” or a Sept name then please do ask us.
Motto: Luceo non Uro (I shine not burn)
War Cry: Tullach Ard (The High Hill)