The High Council of Clan Donald

The official website ofThe High Council ofClan Donald


Welcome to the official website of the High Council of Clan Donald

We hope you will find our website useful and informative, and will check back often as we develop these pages to be of service, not only to those who already know they are members of our great Clan by reason of birth, marriage, or adoption, but to those who are only now discovering their ancestral roots.

Names and Families of Clan Donald

Clan Donald is composed of over 450 separate family names ranging from Abrach to Wright.
Click here to see if your name is among the acknowledged names of Clan Donald. Remember that English translations of Gaelic names has led to a great variety of spellings. The Gaelic spelling for MacDonald is MacDhomnaill, so, thanks to inconsistent translations we now have to deal with MacDonald, Macdonald, McDonald, Mcdonald, Mc Donald, MacDaniel, McDaniel, MacDonell, MacDonnell, McConnell, Donaldson, and so on. But, its all MacDhomnaill!

Remember as well that maternal lines are just as important to Clan Donald as paternal lines. Therefore, if your mother or grandmother was of Clan Donald, then so are you.

The Arms of

Patrick MacDonell of Glengarry

Patrick MacDonellof Glengarry

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Ranald Macdonald of Clanranald

Ranald Macdonaldof Clanranald

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The Rt. Hon. Lord  Macdonald of Macdonald

The Rt. Hon. Lord Macdonaldof Macdonald

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Sir Ian Macdonald of Sleat, Bt.

Sir Ian Macdonaldof Sleat, Bt.

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The Rt. Hon. Earl of Antrim

The Rt. Hon. Earlof Antrim

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“Ni h-eibhneas gan Chlainn Domhnaill”(“It is no joy without Clan Donald”)

The mission of the High Council of Clan Donald is to provide leadership, guidance, improved communication within the Clan, and to bring unity to the world-wide Clan Donald. We seek to build a stronger Clan Donald, to create a vision for the future, and to increase the role of the High Council by becoming more accessible to the world-wide Clan Donald membership.

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