Kintail, Scotland - MacLennan homeland

Clan tent at US Highland Games

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Highland Games parade

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Patrick Howard

Patrick Howard

Welcome to Clan MacLennan USA

We attend Highland Gatherings in different parts of the US.  Our Facebook page is a place to connect with your US MacLennan relatives.

The Clan MacLennan genealogy pages are a place where your ancestors can be properly recorded for posterity.  We already have over 35,000 individuals in our Clan database – with roots going back to Scotland and across the globe. The evidence for the work include official record citations, certificates, headstones and much more. We have coverage of the MacLennans who migrated directly to the US and others via Canada.

Access to the on-line Clan genealogy database is available simply by joining our Clan association—our membership link should go active this fall (2017).

Our biggest upcoming event is the 2018 Highland Gathering in Inverness, Scotland.  Some US members have already indicated they plan to attend. To find out more, please click on the menu item “2018 Gathering“.

Historical Tidbit:
McLennan County, Texas, is named for Neil McLennan who migrated with his family from Skye in Scotland to North Carolina in 1801 and later to Florida then Texas in self-made ships.  His was one of the first European families to settle in Texas. The right-side banner picture above is an oil-on-canvas mural entitled “McLennan Looking for a Home” painted by Jose Aceves in 1939 as a mural in the Post Office at Mart, TX. Neil is ID number i36535 in our Clan database at www.clanmaclennan-worldwide.com/genealogy.  The left-side image is the MacLennan homeland, Kintail, on the west coast of Scotland.  The 1920s “castle” was built on ruins left since the Jacobite “Rising” of 1719.

Upcoming events:

Clan MacLennan Worldwide Gathering in Inverness, Scotland from July 4-8th, 2018.   Join clansfolk from America and around the world in celebration of our shared Clan heritage.   A large group of Americans with Mac/McLennan family links will be travelling  to the Worldwide Clan Gathering in Inverness, Scotland from 4th-8th July 2018, hosted by  Chief Ruairidh MacLennan of MacLennan and the Scotland Association. To find out more, please click on the menu item “2018 Gathering“   Don’t hesitate to email anyone on our contact list and they’ll be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

Our Aims:

Our aims are charitable, educational, cultural and genealogical, namely:

  • Continuation of the family traditions of the MacLennan clan and septs
  • Cultivation of a spirit of kinship and fellowship among members
  • Recording and preservation of the history and heritage of Clan MacLennan and Septs
  • Collection and preservation of the records, traditions, and historical matters regarding Celtic people in Scotland and elsewhere
  • Sponsoring of educational programs regarding the history and culture of the clan and Scotland
  • Assistance to persons eligible for membership in the Association
  • Acclaim of the Clan motto “Dum Spiro Spero”
  • Encouragement of members to participate in the leadership of the Association
  • Supply information and assistance to regional Clan Organizations, except to the extent that such assistance might hinder or restrict these organizations.

Organization Structure

Executive
President:  Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) C. Patrick Howard
Secretary & Historian:  Marilyn Baumeister
Treasurer:  Dale Young
Chaplain:  Charlie McLendon
At Large:  Don Waugh II

Convenors
Eileen MacLennan Johnson
Don Waugh

Contacts:

General:
Email: pres-usa@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Genealogy:
Email: famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Clan MacLennan Tartan & Crested Goods for sale:

Some US McLennans:

Neil McLennan, Texas pioneer – Clan database ID number i36535

General Kenneth McLennan, US Marines, served in Korea, Vietnam, Gulf etc – Clan database ID number i22525

Dr Donald McLennan, Medical doctor of San Francisco, Tonga and Hawaii – Clan database ID number i63812

Recent events:

June 10th, 2017 – Mother Lode Highland Games, Plymouth, CA – California convener Eileen MacLennan Johnson hosted a MacLennan tent at the Mother Lode Games. More at http://themotherlodegames.com/

Marilyn Tremper

2 months 1 week ago

Reservations made at Beaufort in Inverness for the Gathering of Clan MacLennan 2018 and the celebration of 40 years of our 34th Clan Chief Ronald George MacLennan. I would be happy to get acquainted with fellow MacLennans prior to the Gathering. Please let me know of other occasions or opportunities of meeting clan members in the coming year. Dum Spiro Spero.

Alistair MacLennan

8 months 4 weeks ago

Clan MacLennan has been invited to take part in the "Splash of Tartan" event at Edinburgh Castle Esplanade on 26th August. I am looking for all Clansfolk who are available to come along on the night and support us on the evening. This event will take place on the Esplanade prior to the Military Tattoo and all attendees will have an opportunity to purchase tickets for the show after our parade.

Clan MacLennan USA

9 months 2 weeks ago

Does anybody in the US MacLennan family have any photos (landscape orientation preferred) from Scottish Games of young MacLennans having fun, dancers, clan tents, or the like?

Our cousin Bruce MacLennan in Australia is updating the worldwide MacLennan website, and coukld really use them!

Please share to this page is you can help.

Jack McClennen

1 year 3 weeks ago

I am looking for a kilt. Used would be fine if some has one that doesn't fit or no longer using?

Clan MacLennan USA

1 year 1 month ago

Best wishes to our Chief, Ruairidh MacLennan, and his wife Jillian on the birth of their daughter, Rosie Margaret MacLennan of MacLennan on September 1!

Clan MacLennan USA

1 year 3 months ago

A fun article with useful information for genealogists.

http://www.geneosity.com/scottish-marriages

Clan MacLennan USA

1 year 5 months ago

CLAN MACLENNAN 40TH ANNIVERSARY IN SCOTLAND!
July 5-8, 2018

The next international gathering of Clan MacLennan will be in Inverness, Scotland, at the Beaufort House Hotel, July 5-8, 2018.

These gatherings are always special, but this one will be even more so, as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ronald's 1978 installation as Clan Chief in Inverness in 1978, restoring us as an organized clan after a more than 330 year gap. (A quick history is here: http://www.clanmaclennan-worldwide.com/gen/history.htm).

Our US side of the family has had only a few representatives at these gatherings in the past, but John MacLennan and Kathy MacLennan attended the last one, in 2014. Their account will be posted at the US Clan MacLennan website shortly. We hope that 2018 will see a larger US group joining in the festivities!

Clan MacLennan USA

1 year 11 months ago

Here's a neat cover of Rachel Platten's "Fight Song." The video was filmed at Eilean Donan Castle, which has been a part of MacLennan history since the end of the 14th Century--also the subject of this page's cover photo.

http://www.scotlandnow.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/watch-piano-guys-amazing-scottish-6759089

Clan MacLennan USA

1 year 11 months ago

Our friends as COSCA have asked us to pass this invitation along to any MacLennans in the Cincinnati area:

The Caledonian Society of Cincinnati would like to extend an invitation to everyone to attend our St. Andrew's Ball, November 28th at the Hilton Netherland Plaza, downtown Cincinnati. We have a great room rate reserved of $99 which all are welcome to take advantage of, its a beautiful hotel and would be a great opportunity to come in to Cincinnati for the weekend as we'll have cocktails on Friday night a hotel tour on Saturday at 1:30 then the ball that evening. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or visit the Caledonian Society of Cincinnati Web site.

Cheers,
Robert C.W. Reid
President
Caledonian Society of Cincinnati
caledoniansociety.org

robertreid111@hotmail.com