The Clan is a concept which dates back to the 12th Century. The Scottish clans were originally extended networks of families who had loyalties to a particular chief. The word clann in Scottish Gaelic can mean 'offspring, children, or descendants'. Each clan was a large group of people, theoretically an extended family, supposedly descended from one progenitor and all owing allegiance to the clan chief. It also included a large group of loosely-related septs – dependent families - all of whom looked to the clan chief as their head and their protector. The founding fathers of the Clansmen FMC are decedents of the first settlers of South Carolina, particularly the Lower Richland County. Their ancestral bloodlines include such names as the Adams, the Hopkins, The Schoolbreds, The Stewarts (Stuart), The Tuckers, and The Weston families. Today, the Clansmen FMC have an even larger extended family. Keeping with the tradition of family unity, the Clansmen FMC maintain a high standard for brotherhood.
Loyalty, Integrity, Honesty, and Respect are not just words, but the very fabric of our way of life. Being a Clansmen, and wearing the Clansmen FMC colors is an honor not to be taken lightly.