|WELCOME TO THE
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE SETON FAMILY.|
over ten centuries, the origins of the Scottish Seton Family began in
Carolingian France and the comte of Flanders. Their earliest motto,
‘Hazard Yet Forward,’ is descriptive of their military ardour and
dauntless courage. Zealous of honour, loyal unto death; they were conspicuous throughout their whole
history for their loyalty and firm attachment to the Scottish
Royal Houses of Canmore, Bruce and Stuart.
The histories which have been
suggested, that the family came from Normandy are, as Author and
Heraldrist Beryl Platts put it, "careless nonsense". The
princely House of Seton along with many of Scotland's principle
families and clans are Flemish in their origin and are seniors of
the Charlemagnic lineage. The Head of the family was one of
three who were hereditary senior Knights Templar.
These pages contain
the history of the princely House of Seton from it's earliest beginnings
up until the present. The history contains an outline of the
family's descent along the chiefly line, followed by the
branches, or cadets. Presented also are the
achievements, armorial bearings and former Scottish Estate
descriptions, with samples of Scottish emblems of the
Seton family and treatises of their meanings.