Orcutt Family Genealogy Forum
GAC: "The statement that all Orcutts are members of Clan Urquhart is correct if it does not state a blood relationship (a blood relationship not being required for clan membership)."
Mr. Orcutt: I cannot understand how the Urquharts would be able to correctly make that statement, which implies it's at their discretion to decide that people are members of their Clan, even if those persons aren't related, and show no particular desire to be Clan members. If a blood relationship is not required, I can understand if the Urquhart Clan might say that they would accept any Orcutts that wanted to be Clan members anyway, for whatever reason they deem good, (that is at their discretion) but surely they wouldn't presume to declare Orcutts that have no proven, or obvious connection, or association with them, "members of the Clan Urquhart."
GAC: I think your point well taken. I think it better to say that "We welcome into Clan Urquhart people of Scottish descent bearing the name Orcutt who wish to be counted as members of Clan Urquhart..." much as was done in recognizing the name of Cromarty as a sept of Clan Urquhart.
Notify Administrator about this message?