• Join In The Fun At The Games!

  • But please be responsible...

  • ...unlike these two!

  • Traditional Highland Dancing

  • Bagpipe Bands

  • Connect with cousins from around the world!

  • March in Parades

  • Forsyths in Florida, (with Matt our mascot)

  • Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

  • View our gallery to see more pictures.

We appreciate your interest in things related to our clan and venerable family name.  We hope that you will find many things of interest to you,  If, as you look over our site, you have any questions or suggestions please contact us at Clan Forsyth Society USA

For over 300 years the Clan was unrecognized. The Forsyths had entered historical darkness around 1650 when Cromwell’s ships carrying records of all the Clans as spoils of war, sank off Berwick on Tweed. The then chief failed to re-establish his claim to the name and his Armorial bearings when Charles II instituted a public register of Clans in 1672. Learn More
The beautiful yellow flower (used as our background image), Forsythia, is named in honor of William Forsyth. Forsyth was gardener to the Duke of Northumberland at Syon House, Chief Gardener at Chelsea Physic Garden and later he was appointed gardener to his Majesty King George III at the St. James and Kensington Palaces. Learn More
Gilbert Forsyth ca.1650-1731, was most likely the first Forsyth to set foot in North America. He was born in Ballandalloch, Banfshire or Aberdeenshire (it is referred to by both county designations).  He was the son of Gilbert Forsyth, Burgess of Aberdeen and Elspet Smyth. He came to  North America about 1670. Learn More
Clan Forsyth Society, USA has been in existance since 1994.  We are a sucessssor to an earlier Clan Forsyth Society of America.  Our constitution was accepted by the members ar our annual general meeting held in conjunction with the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, NC. Learn More