The Scottish Diaspora

The diaspora consists of Scottish people who emigrated from Scotland and their descendants. This emigration was predominantly after the persecution of the Scots post Culloden and during the Highland Clearances. The Scottish diaspora is concentrated in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, England, New Zealand, Ireland and to a lesser extent Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

Many Frasers participated in this emigration during the 18th and 19th centuries especially, and have more than left their mark on the world today from exploits in the military, exploration, arts and politics.

Clan Map:

We have created a clan map to show all the Clan Fraser points of interest across the world. Click on a pin to see the details of each specific one, and email us at if you would like to add something to the clan map that would interest fellow clanspeople.

Clan Fraser Sept-names:

A Sept is a division of a Clan, though of another family name. They have historically affiliated with the larger clan, and given fealty to the Clan Chief. The variety of surnames within a Scottish clan do not represent separate and definable sub-clans but instead reflect the vagaries of transition of the Gaels into the English naming system as well as marriages, migrations and occupations. The main family itself may therefore have developed a variety of surnames.

Common alternative spellings of the name Fraser are Frasier, Frazier, Frazer, Frasee, Frissell, Frizell. Common Septs of Clan Fraser include Simpson, Bisset, Lovat, Lovet, Loveth, Macimmey, MacKimmie, MacShimes, MacSimon, MacSymon, MacTavish, Oliver, Sim, Sime, Simon, Simpson, Sims, Simson, Syme, Symon. Further information can be found here: