Clan MacMillan, New Mexico
About Clan MacMillan, New Mexico
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The MacMillan Clan

The MacMillans are one of the oldest clans in Scotland, being descended from a 12th century monk or lay priest called Gilchrist; the third son of Cormac, Bishop of Dunkeld, whose great-great-grandfather was the Scots king Macbeth.

The collective name of his descendants, the Clann an Mhaoil or "Children of the Tonsured One" comes from the Gaelic nickname that Gilchrist bore: Maolan, "The (little) Tonsured-One" or An Gillemaol, "The Tonsured Servant (of God)".

The present chief's full title is MacMillan of MacMillan and Knap, which reflects the fact that as well as being the twenty third generation after Gilchrist Maolan, George MacMillan is also the 12xGreat-Grandson of Alexander MacMillan of Knap, the fifteenth century Constable of Castle Sween and the man commemorated by the famous MacMillan Cross at Kilmory Knap.

For a more complete description of The Origins of the Clan and Its Name, see

For further information on The Organization of Clan MacMillan Today, see

How We Are Organized

The New Mexico Branch of Clan MacMillan is in the start-up state. This means that we have no formal organization and no officers other than the conveners for the branch.

Currently, we are scoping the level of interest in a local organization. As soon as we have a sufficient quantity of interested persons, we will hold a General Meeting to define our organization and structure.

Based on the example of other Clan MacMillan organizations in the United States, we will most likely incorporate under one of the non-taxable provisions of the Internal Revenue Service for a not-for-profit organization.

If you are interested in joining with Clan MacMillan, New Mexico, please contact us.

Current Officers

Rob & Linda Humbert-Hale, Conveners

How To Contact Us
Postal Mail Clan MacMillan, New Mexico
2 Sharp
Sandia Park, NM 87047-9345
Telephone (505) 286-1444

A Brief History of Clan MacMillan, New Mexico

October 2002
At the Rio Rancho Highland Games and Scottish/Irish Festival, we noticed there were no MacMillan's visibly present (other than ourselves), so we asked Peter Campbell (the games organizer) if we could represent Clan MacMillan in the Parade of Clans. He said "yes" and so we did (see picture of Rob & Alexander here). Afterwards, several MacMillans sought us out to see if we represented a clan branch -- we told them "No, but we'll think about it".

April 2004
After thinking about it for over a year, and also thinking about our upcoming trip to Scotland, my wife Linda and I decided to see what would be involved in starting up a local branch of Clan MacMillan in New Mexico.

April 2004
A little online research seemed to indicate that the Clan MacMillan Society of North America would be the appropriate contact. We sent an email to them -- and they forwarded it on to Chief George MacMillan -- who responded personally!

May 10, 2004
After the appropriate conditions were met, we received an email from the Chief authorizing us to start up a new branch.

May 15, 2004
We attended our first games: The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Pictures here.

May 27, 2004
Our appointment as "conveners" for Clan MacMillan, New Mexico was made official by Chief George MacMillan and we were registered with the Clan MacMillan International Center.

June 26-27, 2004
We attended our second games: The Rio Rancho Highland Games and Scottish/Irish Festival in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Pictures here.

August 2-13, 2004
Nearly the entire Humbert-Hale Clan traveled to Scotland to celebrate Rob & Linda's 25th Wedding Anniversary. On a scale of 1 to 10, the trip rated about a 12. Pictures here.


The tartan used for the background on this page is a computer generated version of "MacMillan Hunting".
The colors shown here are a bit more intense than those normally used in tartan cloth.
See "The Tartans" section of the Clan MacMillan Society (of Scotland) site for a more accurate depiction.