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Hello, my name is Kathy and I live in Florida, USA. I am a new member here at Scotster, and I am looking forward to finding new friends or family in Scotland. I just discovered that my ancestors came from Scotland in 1775 to this country. They originated in Argyllsville, Campbeltown, Scotland. I hope I spelled that correctly. My family name or clan is Greenlee. I hope there are family members who can make contact with me. My dream is to someday visit the land my ancestors came from...beautiful Scotland.
Greenlee is connected the Clan Hume (Clan Home): http://www.scotclans.com/scottish_clans/clan_home/
I've checked Burkess Peerage and it does not have any records of grants of arms to Greenlea or any derived spelling so its more likely that its a sept of Clan Home than a clan in its own right.
It's a common misconception that every Scottish surname is a clan - to be a clan there needs to be a living clan chief to a family that has a grant of arms in Scotland and can in theory trace a hereditary line back to one common ancester.
Septs are families that have a connection with a clan, normally smaller families who lived on clan lands and sought protection from the clan chief.
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