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Family tree of the House of Alpin and Dunkeld.

The House of Alpin, sometimes referred to as the Alpínid dynasty, Clann Chináeda, and Clann Chinaeda meic Ailpín was the house given to the kings of Scotland, titled as "King of the Picts" from the reign of Kenneth MacAlpin I in 843/848 until the death of Malcolm II in 1034. Although some sources claim that the house lasted until the death of Lulach in 1058.

MacAlpin, sons of Alpin II

MacKenneth or MacCináeda, sons of Kenneth I

The reign of Aed is disputed and many sources list the next monarch after Constantine I as Giric.

MacDúngail, sons of Dungal of Scots (maybe)

MacConstantine or MacCausantín, sons of Constantine I

MacAed or Mac Áeda, sons of Aed

MacDonald or MacDomnaill, sons of Donald II

MacConstantine or MacCausantín, sons of Constantine II

MacMalcolm or MacMaíl Coluim, sons of Malcolm I

MacIndulf or MacIlluilb, sons of Indulf

  • Cuilén mac Illuilb (967 - 971)? - Reign unknown

MacMalcolm or MacMaíl Coluim, sons of Malcolm I (again)

  • Cináed mac Maíl Coluim (971 - 995)

MacCuilén, sons of Cuilén

  • Causantín mac Cuiléin (995 - 997)

MacDub or MacDuib, sons of Dub

  • Cináed mac Duib (997 - 1005)
Kenneth III of Scotland
Cináed mac Duib, or Kenneth III, king from 997-1005.

Sons of Kenneth II

  • Malcolm II of Scotland (1005 - 1034)

Disputed (end of house)

The house is considered by most to end with the death of Malcolm II in 1034 but some lists state the house lasted until Lulach, this is the extended house including the rest of 1034-1058's monarchs.

Extended House of Alpin

  • Duncan I of Scotland (1034-1040)
  • Macbeth of Scotland (1040-1057)
  • Lulach of Scotland (1057-1058)
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