The MacTavishClan Surname Project
This project is exploring the genealogy and genetic inter-relationships for families who are associated with the Ancient Scottish Highland Clan known as MacTavish. This Clan and its "Septs" (associated families) were historically first seated at Dunardry, near Knapdale, Argyllshire, western Scottish highlands, having migrated from Donegal, Ireland. The clan's families spread over a large area of Scotland, and later into England and Wales. Many families emigrated to Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere, some returning to Ireland, so the diaspora is potentially widespread. In old, as well as more modern times, families have joined the Clan. Some of these families may have taken the names of the Clan as a family surname, and as this is the case in many clans, Male DNA (Y-DNA) may not match other members with a similar or the same surname.
Other surnames in Project
Cash, Cavis, Cavish, Holmes, Kash, M'tavish (including the Manx form Kewish), MacCaish, MacCamish, MacCash, MacCavish, MacComb, MacCombie, MacComich, MacComish, MacCosh, MacElhose, MacIltavish, MacLawes, MacLaws, Maclehose, MacOmie, Mactavis, MacTavish, MacTeague, McTavish, Stephens, Stephenson, Stevens, Stevenson, Tavish, Tawes, Tawesson, Tawis, Teague, Thom, Thomas, Thomason, Thomasson, Thompson, Thomson, Tod, Todd...etc and variant forms of these names.
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