"For since the birth of time,
ages and nations,
Has the craft of the smith been held in repute
by the people."
Welcome to Clan Smith Society!
We are an organization comprised of people and their families
who are of Scottish or Scots-Irish Smith ancestry.
The name Smith comes from the metalsmiths, blacksmiths, bladesmiths,
silversmiths, goldsmiths, and other workers in metal who supplied all of
Scotland with swords, dirks, sgian dubhs, jewelry, spears, buckles, armour,
and most anything else made of metal.
Although every clan had its smiths, the Smiths also had their own clan in old
Scotland in the area around Loch Lomond.
Clan Smith was also associated with Clan Macpherson and in the old days was
one of of the allied clans under Clan Chattan.
Although the Gaelic name for Smith is Gow, Gowan, or MacGowan, the anglicized
form of the name has been used in Scotland since the twelfth century.
Today Smith is the most common name in Scotland.
The purpose of Clan Smith Society, Inc., is to perpetuate Scottish traditions and cultural heritages in the
United States, and in perpetuating Scottish traditions and customs, to foster
the happy relationship existing between Scotland and the United Sates and to
promote Clan sentiment and social intercourse among its members.
Check out updated Photographs page with new
photographs taken by
Clan Smith Society members
Photograph of Clan Smith Society members and report
2010 Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games
Pictures of His Royal Highness, Prince Edward at Greenville Games
Updated Newsletter page! Spring
including news from members and the entire journal from
members Debbie and Mike Clark's tour of Scotland in 2009, and a report
from member James Graham Clyde, who attended The Gathering in Edinburgh
Be sure to check out the Genealogy page from time to
time, as we add new family trees and updated family tree information
This website was last updated
November 8, 2010