C L A N   A N D E R S O N
An Ancient Historical Scottish Armigerous Clan
STEMATA
In the absence of a Chiefly line, the structure of the Anderson Clan differs from the usual Scottish model, in as much as it is difficult to find any evidence that Andersons descend from a common ancestor.  This said, it is not unusual among any Scottish clan, whether they have a Chief or not, to find branches or ‘septs’ that do not connect to the main stem, even though they might bear the same name.  Under Scottish law, this is no impediment to a clan group being regarded as an entity or community in its own right.  As such, the Anderson clan community draws from the ‘Armigerous Gentlemen’ of the Clan who have been duly recognised (as would be a Chief) by the authorities, in order to give structure to the Clan in general.  The connections of some of these houses are given below in an attempt to show that in the community of ‘Andersons,’ there is indeed an element of common descent within several of the groupings.
Anderson of Balmedie
(Aberdeenshire)
Anderson of Sterheuch
(Aberdeenshire)
Anderson of Westertoun
(Aberdeenshire)
Anderson of Bruntstane
(Aberdeenshire)
Anderson of Milton of Noth
(Aberdeenshire)
Anderson of Dumbennan
(Aberdeenshire)
Anderson in Aberdeen
(Aberdeenshire)
Anderson of Seggieden
(Aberdeenshire)
Anderson of Ardbrake
(Aberdeenshire)
Anderson in Dumbennan
(Aberdeenshire)
Anderson of Ardbrake
(Aberdeenshire)
Anderson of Merdrum
(Aberdeenshire)
Anderson of Grace Dieu
(Co. Wexford)
Anderson of Kinneddar
(Moray)
Anderson of Newbiggin
(Fife)
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ABERDEENSHIRE
ORIGINS
Anderson of Dowhill
(Lanarkshire)
Anderson of Dowhill
(Lanarkshire)
Anderson of Stobcross
(Dumbartonshire)
Anderson of Tullichewan
(Dumbartonshire)
Anderson of Dowhill
(America)
GLASGOW (LANARKSHIRE)
ORIGINS
PERTHSHIRE
ORIGINS
Anderson of Dumbarnie
(Perthshire)
Anderson of Stoneyhill
(Mid Lothian)
Anderson of St Germain’s
(East Lothian)
Anderson of Stoneyhill
(Mid Lothian)
Anderson of Inchyra
(Perthshire)
Anderson of Moredun
(Mid Lothian)
Anderson of Wilton Lodge
(Selkirkshire)
Anderson of Finzeauch
(Aberdeenshire)
Anderson of Montrave
(Fife)
Anderson, Cowichan
(Canada)
Anderson of Kinneddar
(Glasgow)
Anderson, Texas
(America)
STEMATA