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Welcome are you, to step into this mist of our past and fill your soul with the songs and stories of our clannsmen and women gone by and those still near and dear.

Nay be your sighs for yearnings of yester-year, for their blood runs deep within us and leads us forward in honor of our heritage and the celebration of our life as a 'Muir' Scot.

looking for volunteers

As an organization made up entirely of volunteers, we need your help. If you would like to pitch in, send an email to for ways you can help.

who are we?
yesterday, today, and tomorrow

In 367 A.D. Fergus Mor, from Ireland, invaded Scotland and defeated the Romans, becoming the first King of Dalriada, one of the four princedoms that eventually formed into Scotland. In 1071, Scotland was invaded by William the Conqueror; in the following year, King Malcolm of Scotland capitulated. Due to gaps in the genealogical evidence, direct lines of descent from these early days of Scotland's history are often hard to determine with certainty.



did you know?

Clan Muir is a Clan without a Chief which puts the governance of the Clan in the hands of its High Commissioners. It is not uncommon for a Clan to not have a Chief since the blood line must continue through the many years of the Clans existence. Fortunately for the Armigerous Clans, the Court of the Lord Lyon has procedures to insure that all true Clans can appoint a new Chief. Our Clan is in the process of these steps now.

name spellings
different yet the same

It is common to have many different genealogical spellings of last names due to the inconsistent record keeping of the past. With the Scottish Clan's, this was no different. Many times names were recorded phonetically, which is to say, the way they sound by the person that was saying it.

Muirs of all spelling variants are acknowledged to have descended from the Pictish race of Celts, and were commonly in both Ireland and Scotland.

Muir/More/Moore/Mure - Ayrshire and areas southwest
Moar * Orkney and Shetland
Moir * Aberdeenshire and southwest
Mohr * Central lowlands
Mor * Central lowlands
O'More * Ireland
O'Morhda * Ireland
O'Moore * Ireland
The most ancient version of the name is O'Mordha, from the word 'Mordha', Gaelic for noble, or stately, and the Irish 'O'More/ O'Mordha' is the current version of this.Visit Clan O'More


come join us
membership makes us stronger

Numerous Clan texts state that anyone bearing the surname of the Chief or one of its Sept names may become a member of the Clan. In truth, anyone of any name can become a member of a Clan providing the Chief accepts him or her for membership. In practice, the Chief may ask for a connection with the clan, either historical or contemporary. An important distinction is that membership of the Clan (and of the Clan Society) are not one and the same. The Clan Society is a separate legal entity from the Clan and welcomes all that long for a sense of belonging and will provide family allegiance in supporting the Clan.

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