The Australian branch of Clan MacMillan was founded by a group of interested people with connections to M’Millan. Their aim was and is today, to foster kinship between MacMillan’s and their various septs. The Chief, George MacMillan of Macmillan and Knap authorised the Australian branch in 1983.
There are a number of family names that belong to the Clan and they include MacMillan, Macmillan, McMillan, McMullan, McMullen, McMullin, Millen. There are 204 spelling variations known. Associated Sept names include Bell, Baxter, Blue, Brown, and Walker.
Our Clan Society belongs to the Scottish Clans and Associations Council Inc. (formerly called The Council of Clans Australasia Inc) and Scots Victoria. Members attend various Highland Games providing information to interested people. The main gathering of the Society is usually in October when we have our Annual General Meeting in Melbourne. It is an opportunity to compare family trees and exchange ideas about filling the gaps. Members outside Melbourne may not always be able to attend, but we keep in touch through our Quarterly newsletter as well as letters and phone calls. Annual fees are $20.00 per person or family.
We would welcome your membership of the Clan Society and are always interested in new ideas and approaches. As the Society is a national organisation we are appreciative of any names we could contact in rural Victoria or other states or territories.
It is an aim of this site to connect fellow M’Millan researchers. Please help us to help you by submitting your M’Millan research names for inclusion on the Members Interests Page. Link your email address to someone in our index’s and send in your BDM’s for inclusion in the spare certificate page.
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Clan MacMillan Society of Australia
Submitted by Kaye O’Reilly for the Clan MacMillan Society of Australia: exhibitor at the VAFHO Family History Expo, Sale, 21 April 2018.