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DOCHERTYs from Scotland

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DOCHERTYs from Scotland

Posted: 1351710627000
Classification: Query
Surnames: DOCHERTY
My GrandFather and his Dad, both, were adamant that our DOCHERTY family was part of the McGREGOR clan and were Scottish and in no way related to the Irish DOHERTYs/DOCHERTYs, even the ones that emigrated to and lived in Scotland.

The family story is that we were descended from the DOCHERTYs for whom many locations in the more northern part of Scotland are named {Loch Dochartie, Glen Dochartie, River Dochart, etc}. They were also Presbyterian in religious belief and not Roman Catholic as most Irish DOHERTYs/DOCHERTYs are.

However, after I recently had my yDNA analyzed, I find I have the same yDNA as King Niall, from whom I know the Irish O'DOCHARTAIGH clan claim their descendance. Although, after much historical study I believe many McGREGORs also claimed descendance from him through the Dal Riata Scots in Scotland. In reviewing a lot of yDNA "close matches" I find many Scottish as well as Irish.

What I'm wondering is, are there any DOCHERTYs on this thread that consider themselves Scots-descended like our family claims? I'd be interested in sharing any info/research we've both found/reviewed/etc.
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