Tartan & Clan Finder
What is a Clan?
A Scottish clan is a kinship group among the Scottish people. Clans give a sense of shared identity and descent to members, and in modern times have an official structure recognised by the Court of the Lord Lyon, which regulates Scottish heraldry and coats of arms.
Most clans have their own Tartan Patterns, usually dating from the 19th century, which members may incorporate into kilts or other clothing.
Tartan Finder Explained
If you are searching for a specific type of Tartan, your Family's Surname and Clan affiliations, our Tartan Finder is perfect.
You may also see a list of other clan or family affiliations marked as being suitable for you. This may be because your family is a Sept of another clan or related in some other historical way. If you’d like to learn more about this, see our comprehensive guide on Scottish clan names and Septs.
It’s also important to note that if you can’t find anything for your surname, you still have several options. You can try looking up grandparents’ maiden names, your spouse or partner’s name, or even just find a Tartan that you think looks nice. If you are feeling adventurous try a modern, vibrant, colourful tartan, such as Spirit of Scotland Modern or Glasgow.
The top 50 surnames in Scotland
Smith, Brown, Wilson, Thomson, Robertson, Campbell, Stewart, Anderson, MacDonald, Scott, Reid, Murray, Taylor, Clark, Mitchell, Ross, Walker, Paterson, Young, Watson, Morrison, Miller, Fraser, Davidson, Gray, McDonald, Henderson, Johnstone, Hamilton, Graham, Kerr, Simpson, Martin, Ferguson, Cameron, Duncan, Hunter, Kelly, Bell, Grant, MacKenzie, Mackay, Allan, Black, MacLeod, McLean, Russell, Gibson, Wallace and Gordon.
Simply use the search box to type in a Surname or Clan, find it by A - Z or filter by Tartan Colour!