Were Irish clans related?

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  • Were Irish clans related?


Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 12:18
No, clans when they were around were just groups of people living in the same area, who worked, lived and fought together not much different to what some communities do now, some were related some were not..... 'clans' are just a commercial 'product' to get money out of people who think surnames are how you tell ancestry and they play on 'membership/ belonging to a group, they have nothing to do with genealogy at all and more to do with scam businesses playing on people who have little to no knowledge about research....... clans finished in Ireland centuries ago and there are no written records about these at all ....and no having the same surname doesn't mean you are related, same as everyone named Mary is not related, all a surname is, is a word and when surnames were taken, just like first names are now they were a choice so a surname means very little and never tells you where your ancestry is from or who you are related to or not, it is just one identifier and the ONLY way to find out who you are related to is to research........
Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 08:40
NO all Irish Clans were not related, many were made up of various families with different surnames.. Having the same surname doesn't mean you are related,

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