If your surname is MacDonald, McDonald, MacDonnell or any of the other spellings of the Macdonald name currently in use, you are almost certain to be "of the blood" and we would welcome you into official membership in Clan Donald.
If you do not know if you are of Clan Donald ancestry we suggest that you view the list of the "Septs" or Names of Clan Donald (link below) to see if your family name appears there, and in the areas from which Clan Donald ancestors originated.
If your name does appear in the Clan Donald list, or if you know that you are of Clan Donald ancestry from knowledge or stories handed down from your ancestors, we highly encourage you to contact the Clan Donald Society in your local area to inquire about membership.
The benefits of official membership in Clan Donald are many, not the least of which is getting to know your "cousins," all of whom have similar ancestral history, originating in the Highlands and the Western Isles of Scotland during the days of old. Our ancestors sacrificed much so that we could live as we do today, and so that our beloved Clan Donald would continue to live on!
Each descendant of Clan Donald now has a "Home" in Scotland,
in the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale...
we encourage you to discover your roots and to join us!