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The DNA profile of Clan Chattan

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The DNA of Clan Chattan

The Clan Chattan, whose roots go back to the 13th century, is a union of Scottish clans that has grown over decades. The origins of the clan lie in the Highlands, a special region of Scotland in many respects. There, nestled in the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, the unique community of Clan Chattan was born.

Clan Chattan is also known as Clan Catan or Clan Chatan and consists of several branches, including the well-known Clans MacKintosh and MacPherson. The expansion of Clan Chattan and its division into further sub-clans can be traced not only through history, but also genealogically. This is because the members of Clan Chattan were related to each other over the years, thus linking historical events with the transmission of genetic information.

According to the prevailing legend, Clan Chattan was founded by Gillechattan Mor, a powerful warrior from Moray who lived in the 11th century. He is said to have obtained land in Glenlui and Laoigh in Lochaber by marriage. Since Gillechattan Mor had no sons, he bequeathed his estate to his nephew and adopted son Eva, son of Gillichattan Mor of Moy.

There are a number of split-offs and sub-groups of the clan with their own clan names. In all, more than a dozen clans belong to the extended Clan Chattan. However, Clan Mackintosh forms the nominal main tribe within it, followed by Clans MacBean, MacPhail, and Farquharson. Several smaller clans and families complete the unity of Clan Chattan.

Popular is especially the history of the clan Chattan in connection with the famous battle of North Inch. In 1396, thirty men from Clan Chattan fought thirty men from Clan Kay in a bloody battle to end a long-standing dispute. Clan Chattan also played a role in political affairs. Among other things, they actively supported the Jacobite uprisings in the 18th century.

During the 17th century it became common for clans to have hereditary clan chiefs, in the case of Clan Chattan the chief was an elected Mackintosh. However, other influential representatives also played a major role, such as the MacPhersons, who claimed the title of "Captains of Clan Chattan" in 1665.

The clan also contributed to social life by promoting education, exercising the rights of its members, and supporting the local economy. Today, Clan Chattan is known for its contribution to Scottish history and the heritage of the Scottish Highlands.

Thus, Clan Chattan is an integral part of Scottish culture and history. It combines long-standing traditions, strong ties and pride - values that can be demonstrated through both genetic genealogy and the rich history of the Scottish Highlands.

Clan Chattan belongs to haplogroup R-M343 (subgroup R-Y16858) in the paternal line.

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‘Unveiling My Roots: My iGENEA DNA Journey to Clan Chattan's Rich Scottish Heritage’

One man’s remarkable ancestral journey through iGENEA’s efficient DNA testing process unveils unexpected ties to the historic Scottish Clan Chattan. With detailed results and transparent communication, iGENEA’s services culminate in a fascinating revelation leaving an indelible imprint of his roots. (C. Möllerfrerich)

I've always been incredibly curious about my ancestry, which prompted me to undertake a DNA test with iGENEA. The process was streamlined, convenient, and yielded profoundly fascinating results - I discovered an ancestral connection to the compelling Clan Chattan.

Beginning my journey, I registered with iGENEA and their helpful support guided me through the process, explaining the procedure clearly and comprehensively. The excitement was palpable as I spilled the contents of the parcel - a DNA collection kit. Following the simple instructions, I executed a quick, painless cheek swab and returned the kit for analysis.

While I awaited my results, I admired iGENEA's efficiency. There was never a period where I felt uninformed about the process. They kept me updated on the status of my sample - when it was received, when testing began, and importantly, when results were ready. Their transparent communication was thoroughly reassuring, turning an otherwise potentially anxious wait into a pleasant anticipation.

The grand reveal was equally smooth. I received an email indicating that my results were ready, along with a link to my personal profile on their website. Everything was neatly compiled, easy to access, and professionally delivered, paving the way for me to safely explore my genealogical roots.

My connection to the Clan Chattan was disclosed via the detailed Family Finder results. Descended from the ancient Gaelic nobility, Clan Chattan is a famed Scottish clan with a rich history. My ancestors, it seems, hailed from the Scottish Highlands, something I would have never assumed. Engaging narratives on the Clan's origins, rivalries, and alliances were enlightening and left me eager to unearth more about my inherited Scottish legacy.

In addition, the DNA Matching feature connected me to potentially living relatives, who might be my allies in this newly embarked journey of self-discovery. The sensation of being part of a vast, interconnected global family was indescribably empowering.

Overall, my experience with iGENEA was both enlightening and gratifying. It was an invigorating journey inwards to find my way outwards into the world of my ancestors - my roots, my lineage, and my history. If you share curiosity for your roots, iGENEA's DNA testing is a gateway to self-discovery. Don’t be surprised if you unearth compelling revelations and connections, as I did with Clan Chattan!

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