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  • Phemister

    Would somebody help me, please? I need to know what clan(s) Phemisters belong to, it is for a friend, so please help me.

    Long Live Clan Gunn

  • #2

    I checked on and did not find a match. Make sure the name is Scottish and correctly spelled.


    • #3
      My primary school (that's going back a bit!) dominie (head teacher if you prefer) was named Mr. Phimister. I don't know if there's any connection, but you could try the alternative spelling.

      You should keep in mind that the clan system never covered the whole of Scotland and there are many Scots with no clan affiliation at all.


      • #4
        We received the following information via the contact form. So, although this thread is old, it may be useful.

        Perhaps you will pass information that Phemisters are Vikings, not Gaelic.

        I was born in the US, but visited Phemisters I had not known before around 1991 on the north coast of Scotland. They know their origins are from Norway.

        I suspect we Phemisters were bandits when we arrived, but we are nice people these days.


        • #5
          There were Phemisters in both Scotland and England and Ancestry Australia shows many Phemisters emigrated there in the 1800's. But definitely no scottish clan.

          I also found this from the New York Passengers List

          Scotland (5)
          Germany (2)
          Great Britain (1)
          England (1)

          The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at You can find out where the majority of the Phemister families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

          If your friend is interested in tracing their ancestry, their site is an excellent source of information.