The Graham Clan

The Gaelic word for 'clan' is children, but is best translated as 'family.' Originally each clan was made up of the descendents of one man and his children. Today a clan is a social group whose core comprises a number of families derived from, or accepted as being derived from, a common ancestor.  Almost without exception, that core is accompanied by a added number of dependent and associated families who have either sought the protection of the clan at some point in history or have been tenants or vassals of its chief. 

The clan system which arose in Scotland around the 11th century was a complex society.  The clan family was headed by a chief. The chief is owed allegiance by all members of the Clan. 

This site is dedicated to the Graham Clan.

Specificly the Graham's of Gatherick in Northumberland.

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