The Scottish Diaspora

The diaspora consists of Scottish people who emigrated from Scotland and their descendants. This emigration was predominantly during 18th and 19th centuries after the persecution of the Scots post Culloden and the Highland Clearances. The Scottish diaspora is concentrated in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, but Frasers have found their way all across the globe as you will see from our map below.

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 Societies

Name Contact Position Email Web site / Link
Clan Fraser Society of California Diolain Fraser Chairman
Clan Fraser Society of Australia Euan Cooper President
Clan Fraser Society of Canada W. Neil Fraser Chairman
Clan Fraser Society of Victoria Don Chitts Secretary
Clan Fraser Society of Scotland and UK Graeme Fraser Editor
Clan Fraser Society of North America Paul B. Clark Chairman
Clan Fraser Society of New Zealand Allistair Fraser Chairman
Clan Fraser Society of Germany Jörg Zinner Chairman


Clan Facebook

If you have a Clan Fraser Facebook page and would like to be affiliated with then please email the secretary and we will happily list your FB page here:


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: