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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CLAN

It is generally believed that the name Fraser traces back to origins in the French provinces of Anjou and Normandy.

The name is said to derive from the french word for Strawberry ("Fraises") and the Fraser arms are silver strawberry flowers on a field of blue. The Frasers first appear in scottish History in 1160 in East Lothian, and are then said to have moved into Tweeddale in the 12th and 13th Centuries and then to Stirling, Inverness and Aberdeen.

Sir Simon Fraser was Captured fighting for Robert the Bruce, and put to death by Edward 1 in 1306.The Fraser Clan subsequently divided into distinct branches, including the Frasers of Philorth, Lovat,and Muchals amongst others.

It is a natural urge to trace ones ancestry, and the history of those that preceded you in the family line. People have discovered that family history can be both fascinating and surprising, and secondly that it can be frustrating and consume a vast amount of time!

The Clanfraser Society of Scotland and the U.K. was formed to help people and to bring them together in their researches and to provide a common platform from which to work.

 

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