Said to have been descended from the Saxon Princes of Northumberland. The Home family were a Borders family with significant power.
The first mention of the Home name in Scottish history came in 1266 when William de Home appeared in land grants at the monastery at Coldstream, close to the modern border with England at the River Tweed.
The clan would go on to dominate the eastern part of the Scottish Borders throughout the middle ages after settling at their traditional clan seat, Hume Castle, at some point between the 12th and 13th centuries.
The Home family would remain at Hume Castle until the 17th century when the castle succumbed to the forces of Oliver Cromwell in 1650 during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and the family would move to their new seat at The Hirsel which they still retain to this day.
In more recent times, the clan came to prominence when the 14th Earl, Alex Douglas-Home, became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1963. He would have a relatively short period in power – losing the 1965 election to Harold Wilson. His son, David, Earl and Lord of Home, Lord of Dunglass, and Baron Douglas, remains the clan chief to this day.