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From: "Peter A. Kincaid" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Basics on Ethnic Groups - Celts, Scots, Picts
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 18:33:32 -0300
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From: "Glen Todd" <>
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Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 1:23 PM
Subject: RE: [DNA] Basics on Ethnic Groups - Celts, Scots, Picts


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> House of Gordon, for example, is considered by most members (including the
> Chief, as I understand) to be of Norman rather than 'native' origin.
> That's why it's officially 'House of Gordon' rather than 'Clan Gordon'.
> (http://www.houseofgordon.com/) This is a connection that I intend to
> look into further.
>
> Glen

I believe the reason you are looking for is that in the 1400s the
males line daughtered out. It was a Seton who married the heiress
and founded the Earls of Huntly, etc. Setons claim Norman descent
so it is no wonder that the Gordon Chief follows suit.

Peter


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