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    Anyone with Todd connections out there?

    One family line that is on BOTH my and my wife's lineage is the Todd one. Mine are from early 1800 southeast Georgia, from Charleston, then from northern Ireland. We have no info before that. My grandmother always claimed a link to Mary Todd Lincoln (wife of Abraham), but that is HIGHLY unlikely.

    As the Todds are undoubtably Celtic in origin (the name means "fox") and seems to be from more than one clan, as it may have been a nickname for a red headed one (fox colored), yet are associated with several clans.

    Are there any other Todds on this forum that would be interested in having a Todd tartan created? If one exists, I have not found it. I would make one, but would need to spread out the costs to make it affordable for me. Otherwise, it is a no-go idea.

    What would appropriate colors for a "fox" tartan? I'm thinking either an orange or a "ancient red" as a prodominant color.

    Any thoughts?

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    By the way, (Intentionally separated from above thread)
    Tod means "death" in german. Not that that is relevant, just interesting.

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    ANSWERED OWN QUESTION!!!!!!

    ITI 5107:

    as seen on STA!

    (withdraw thread)

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    Todd

    The surname Todd is also associated with the House of Gordon:

    http://www.houseofgordon.com/SeptsofGordon.html

    Cheers,

    Todd

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacWage
    One family line that is on BOTH my and my wife's lineage is the Todd one. Mine are from early 1800 southeast Georgia, from Charleston, then from northern Ireland.
    Ulster perhaps? Especially with a potential tie to Clan Gordon. Could be Ulster-Scot.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirdaniel1975
    Ulster perhaps? Especially with a potential tie to Clan Gordon. Could be Ulster-Scot.....
    My cousin is doing the work, but we assume Scot-Irish, though he can't found out WHERE in Ireland only North.

    I've used Gordon for that very reason. I'm just weary of the whole Sept thing, as most are rather suspicious ties. That is what lead to this thread, then answered my own question.

    A Gordon Poly Viscous kilt IS in my future, as well as possible car accesories (It also matches colorwise-> Green with large yellow stripe).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacWage
    My cousin is doing the work, but we assume Scot-Irish, though he can't found out WHERE in Ireland only North.

    I've used Gordon for that very reason. I'm just weary of the whole Sept thing, as most are rather suspicious ties. That is what lead to this thread, then answered my own question.

    A Gordon Poly Viscous kilt IS in my future, as well as possible car accesories (It also matches colorwise-> Green with large yellow stripe).
    Yes as far as I can see the first recorded mention of the name is in Berwickshire in the 13th century and is a clan sept of Gordon.

    Poly/Viscose is a great cloth and hopefully you can get what you need. I have seen Gordon Dress, Gordon Modern and Gordon Red in the Poly/V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunscot
    The surname Todd is also associated with the House of Gordon:

    http://www.houseofgordon.com/SeptsofGordon.html

    Cheers,

    Todd
    Cousin!!
    Convener, Georgia Chapter, House of Gordon (Boss H.O.G.)

    Where 4 Scotsmen gather there'll usually be a fifth.
    7/5 of the world's population have a difficult time with fractions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turpin
    Cousin!!
    In a roundabout way, believe it or not. My ancestors, the Cummings, actually married into the Gordons back in the 18th century -- our current Chief's father was Sir William Gordon-Cumming, and when his son, Sir Alistair, became the Chief, he dropped the hyphenated name.

    T.

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    Heh, cool.. another one!
    Support!

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