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  MACKENZIE :: Entries=2

one of the old transplanted tribes from Moray, though firmly rooted in Ross-shire ever since, this clan took their name MacKenny or MacKenzie after a 13th century chief Kenneth, descended from Colin of the Aird who was ancestor also to the Celtic earls of Ross. When that earldom fell by marriage to the Lords of the Isles, the clan followed the MacDonald lead until these lords were suppressed. Independence attained, the MacKenzies became by the 17th century the most powerful clan of the West [...]

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  MACDONALD :: of the Isles :: Entries=1

Greatest and most widespread of all, Clan Donald has its main roots in the old Gaelic and Pictish times, with additions from the Norsemen just when the curtain of history begins lifting on personalities. There is a legendary ancestor Conn of the Battles, but the first clear one is Somerled, the thane of Argyll [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume G. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Gordon, Graham and Grant Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  MACINTYRE :: INGLIS :: Entries=1

By tradition a branch from the Skye MacDonalds, the clan achieved most note from their bards and musicians. The name means, son of the wright or carpenter. For centuries until 1810 inhabiting Glen Noe off Loch Etive, the MacIntyres [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume MacL. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

MacLaren, MacLean and MacLeod of Harris Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  MACLEOD of HARRIS :: Entries=1

The clan's large foothold in Skye, with its famed fortress of Dunvegan as the Chief's seat. Harris was held by MacLeods as vassals to Clan Donald until the Lords of the Isles were forfeited. Thereafter clear of that entanglement, they aided the MacLeans against MacDonalds. [...]

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  LAWMAN :: LAMONT OLD :: Entries=3

The Clan MacEarcher :: Lamont [...] A chief or his son in the 13th centuiry seemingly acquired a special judicial rank that earned the clan, or its earliest branch, the new name - Law-man, hence Laumon, Lamont and other variations. [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Irish, Scottish and Regimental Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume R-Sc. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Robertson, Ross and Scott Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  MACARTHUR :: Entries=3

The Argyllshire MacArthurs in the time of Bruce took their part against the MacDougalls of Lorn, and were richly rewarded out of the latters territory, including the custodianship of Dunstaffnage Castle. Their own too-ambitious power was broken in 1427 [...]

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  HENDERSON :: Entries=2

CLAN GUNN :: MACDONALD of Glencoe :: The sept names derive mostly from chief's sons: Henry. Henderson [...]

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  THE IRISH TARTANS :: Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries :: Entries=1

Though the origins of The Irish Kilt continue to be a subject of debate, current evidence suggests that kilts originated in the Scottish Highlands and Isles and were adopted by Irish nationalists at the turn of the 20th century as a symbol of Celtic identity. A garment that has often been mistaken for kilts in early depictions is the Irish lein-croich, a long tunic traditionally made from solid colour cloth, with black, saffron and green being the most widely [...]

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  CAMPBELL :: Entries=1

The family of Colin Campbell went on to become firm supporters of King Robert the Bruce and benefited from his successes with grants of lands, titles and good marriages. They fought for the Bruce against the English at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 during the Wars of Scottish Independence. During the 14th century the Clan Campbell rapidly expanded its lands and power. This is partly explained by the loyalty of Sir Neil Campbell [Niall mac Caile, d.1315], to the cause of Robert I of Scotland :: the Bruce :: a loyalty which was rewarded with marriage to Bruce's sister Mary. [...]

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  THE SCOTTISH TARTANS :: Entries=1

Julius Caesar and other early observers were much struck by, among other things, the Celts love of Colour. To describe their cloth patterns rather baffled the soberly clad Romans (stripes, chequers or what?) but we may shrewdly guess one type conspicuous among those textiles. [...]

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  FRASER :: Entries=2

The Fraser clan have played a full part in history, not only in Scotland. For his Jacobite activities, Simon Fraser - Lord Lovat, was beheaded after Culloden at the age of eighty; and a later namesake explored the Fraser river in Canada. Sir James Fraser, author of 'The Golden Bough', made folk-lore a study of the modern scientist. [...]

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  CAMERON :: CAMERON of ERRACHT :: Entries=1

Among several branches of the Highland clan, that of the Chief acquired their Lochiel property by marriage: to make that name, with their motto 'For King and Country,' resound in the Stewart causes. Then in 1793 under Cameron of Erracht they founded the 79th or Cameron Highlanders to serve with no less distinction. The southern Camerons of the 17th century directed their zeal rather differently. The scholarly John Cameron founded a protestant group in France called Cameronites [...]

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  MACKAY :: Entries=2

Like their MacKenzie neighbours, the MacKays of the Cape Wrath district, sometimes termed Clan Morgan after a 14th-century chief, may have been one of the tribes of Moray expelled from there for revolts in the 12th century. This powerful clan came often into dispute with others, not excluding the great Lords of the Isles. A strong section of the clan became established under these lords in Argyllshire and Galloway, and the name MacKay derives from Morgan's grandson Aodh, whose mother was a MacNeil of Gigha. [...]

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  MACLEAN :: Entries=1

MacLeans claim as legendary ancestor a 5th-century Gillean-na Tuaidhe, i.e. Gillean of the Battle-axe. They may have been transplanted by Malcolm IV from Glen Urquart, as one of the Celtic tribes then rebelling against centralised feudalism. A century later, the 13th, we find them in Mull, [...]

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  ROBERTSON :: DONNACHAIDH :: Entries=3

Robertson :: Donnachaidh/Duncan: Their first chief Duncan, from whom the numerous Robertsons take their alternative name Clan Donnachaidh or Donnachie, was friend and ally of King Robert Bruce, and tradition had him a son of the Angus Mor mentioned under the MacDonalds. The clan remained ever active and loyal to the Stewarts, and took the new name from their chief Robert - himself named after Bruce, [...]
Clan Siol Cuinn: the race of Conn. Maormorship of ir-Galgael:: Siol Cuinn, Gillevray/Neill/Ewen/Lachlan, Siol Eachern/Lamont, Donnachie/Robertson, Pharlane/Macfarlane. [...]

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  CAMERON :: Entries=5

The clan, settled in Locaber since at least Bruce's time, later became an important branch of the Clan Chattan confederacy, and their name taken as Cam-shron (s silent), 'hook-nose,' is reported to have fitted many Highland Camerons. But Camerons also, from the Norman name Cambron, had for a century before Bruce been spreading widely from their Fife headquarters [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume MacP-M. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

MacPherson, Moffat and Murray Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  Submit Your Comment :: ABOUT US :: Entries=2

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume MacF-MacI. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

MacFarlane, MacGregor and MacIntosh Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  MACAULAY :: Entries=3

The Dunbartonshire MacAulays claim descent from MacGregor and hence MacAlpin stock. Seated at Ardincaple, now Helensburgh, since at least the 13th century, they were under protection of and closely connected with the old earls of Lennox [see clan Home | 'HUME' p.58,59]. It is from a brother Aulay of the earl in Alexander II's time that the clan name is believed to derive. [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume C-D. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Cumming, Davidson and Douglas Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  MACDUFF :: Entries=1

Like the clans claim of descent from Clan Alpin, the real story of Shakespeares MACDUFF overthrowing Macbeth in 1056 remains uncertain, but the hereditary special privilages and dispensations once known as Law Clan Macduff must have originated from some other notable service. [...]

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  JOHNSTON, JOHNSTONE :: Entries=1

Holder of Annandale lands under the Bruces, gave name to his citadel or 'toun', from which his son took the surname de JOHNSTON or JOHNSTONE :: the spelling indicating no real difference, though the 'e' is less frequent in North than South. A turbulent Border clan - hardly 'the Gentle Johnstones' [...]

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  DAVIDSON :: Entries=1

The clan MacDhai or Davidson, earliest settled Invernahaven in Strathspey, are believed to take name from an ancestor David Dhu, fourth son of Murriach the 12th-century founder of the MacPhersons. Members of the Clan Chattan, they were deeply involved in the quarrles of precedency that beset that confederacy. [...]

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  BUCHANAN :: Entries=1

Legend derives the clan's original name MacAusian from Irish prince Anselan O Kyan, granted a settlement in Lennox by Malcolm II. The Auselan first actually recorded was Steward to a 13th-century Earl of Lennox, from whom he obtained the Loch-Lomondside district of Buchanan, which includes Ben Lomond. His son Gilbert was the first user of the Buchanan surname, [...]

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  MACPHERSON :: Chiefship of Clan Chattan :: Entries=4

The name means Son of the Parson :: one Murriach or Murdoch who in 1153 succeeded to the Chiefship of Clan Chattan and obtained special dispensation to marry. His third son evinced a skill that established one source of the numerous Smith families. Previously of Lochabar, the MacPhersons were settled in Badenoch by Robert Bruce [...]

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  MOFFAT :: Entries=2

Over the years the name became Montealt, then Movat, then Movest then eventually Moffat in its modern form. By the twelfth century the family were recorded as 'de Moffet' which showed that they were considered to be principal lairds or land owners. [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume D-F. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Drummond, Farquharson and Fraser Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume MacB-MacD. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

MacBeth, MacDonald and MacDuff Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  BLACK WATCH :: Independent Highland Companies :: Entries=1

The first Independent Companies then known as The Kings Guard are generally regarded to have been formed after the Union of the Crowns in 1603 when James VI of Scotland became James I of England. Following events of 1688, King James II of England (VII of Scotland) made a decision to secure peace throughout [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume B. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Brodie and Bruce, Buchanan and MacMillian Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  MACLEOD of Lewis :: Entries=1

The clan of Torquil, MacLeod of Lewis, early became so powerful as to dispute the superiority of the Harris branch chiefship, attaining at least an independent status. Important branches [...]

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  MACINTOSH :: Entries=6

This leading division of the old Clan Chattan (see thereunder) claims the Macintoshes descended from Seach or Shaw, son of a Macduff thane of Fife. Assisting Malcolm IV about 1160 to quell a rebel rising in Moray, he was awarded lands near Inverness and the constableship of that castle. The name means Son of the Toisich or Toshach, i.e. of the leader or general. The clan occupied an important [...]

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  MACGREGOR :: Entries=1

In 1603, there came a long succession of vindictive edicts, formenting and taking full excuse from the MacGregors' spirit of untamed resentment. The clan was outlawed, and a ban on using their surname not lifted until 1784: except in the time of the Stewart Restoration, in recognition of their loyal services with Montrose. From these prescriptions arose the many 'septs' names [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume MacL-MacN. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

MacLeod of Lewis, MacMillan and MacNeil Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  STEWART of Appin :: Loarn mac Erc :: Entries=3

The Appin Stewart clan sprang from the last Lord Lorn, who died in 1469. From Loarn, son of the Erc who founded Scottish Dalriada about 503, and namer of the district of Lorn, the clan does claim descent from three brothers from the area now Argyllshire who served with Kenneth MacAlpin in his successful campaign of 843-50 to unite the Northern Picts into Scotland. A branch remained in their first home-country and were for long in possession of Tiree, [...]

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  MACKAY :: Entries=1

The name MacKay derives from Morgan's grandson Aodh, whose mother was a MacNeil of Gigha. MacKays or MacAys of Clan Chatten, from Inverness shire eastward, are really of Clan MacDhai, i.e., Davidsons.
Clan MacKay devoted much zeal to the Protestant Reformation. Two thousand of them crossed the North Sea to serve that cause in the Thirty Years' War [...]

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  CLAN SIOL :: Ancient North Scotland :: Entries=5

Clan Siol Alpin: Maormorship of Ross:: Anderson/Anrias/Siol Andreas, Kenneth/MacKenzie, Matthew/Mathieson, Siol Alpin. [...]
Clan Siol Andreas: the race of Andrew/Anrias. [...]
Clan Siol Ui Cain: Maormorship of Moray:: clans Chattan, Cameron, Nachtan/MacNachton/Nacton, Gillean/MacLean/MacLaine, Siol O Cain:: Munro/Clann an Rothaich/Roich & Gillemheol/MacMillan. [...]
Clan Siol Eachern: the race of Innes. Mac Dubhghaill Creaginnis/Dugald of Craignish/Campbell of Argyle, Clan Lamond. [...]
Clan Siol Cuinn: the race of Conn. Maormorship of ir-Galgael:: Siol Cuinn, Gillevray/Neill/Ewen/Lachlan, Siol Eachern/Lamont, Donnachie/Robertson, Pharlane/Macfarlane. [...]

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  ANDERSON :: SAINT ANDREW :: Entries=5

Anderson :: On the shores of Fife at the spot called Kilrymont, was a Pictish settlement which is now St. Andrews. Here he was welcomed by a Pictish king, Óengus I (fl. 732-761, mac Fergus_the_Tall). Regulus is claimed to have brought three fingers of the saint's right hand, the upper bone of an arm, one kneecap, and one of his teeth. By the early 14th century, St Andrew was recognised as 'patron and protector' of the Scots, replacing St Columba. His symbol, the Saltire, was adopted as the national emblem. It was carried at the field of Bannockburn in 1314 along with the Brec Bennoch of St Columba, which has in the past been associated with the Monymusk reliquary [...]

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  SCOTT :: SCOT :: Entries=1

The great Sir Walter Scott is far from the only brilliant star among 'the Saucy Scotts.' Michael Scot, 'the Wizard' of Balwearie, contemporary scientist with the 13th-century Roger Bacon, then the 17th-century Sir John Scot of Scotstarvit, another sane eccentric, [...]

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  CLAN CHATTAN :: Captain of the Clan Chattan :: Entries=10

Accounts of the Clan Chattans origin vary. The Macintoshes, holding to their own Macduff origin, regard it as a confederacy, with the MacPhersons just a branch from Macintosh stock. MacPhersons, putting reliance on a written geneology of 1450, favor the Chattan sections as having branched from an ancestor Gillechattan Mor, a Moray chief of the early 11th century: his elder son Nechtan founding the MacPhersons, and the younger Neil the Macintoshes, which surname only appears two centuries later. Either way of it, the Clunie MacPhersons retained the old Chattan chiefship although in 1291 the Macintoshes, through marriage of their chief Angus to Eva the MacPherson heiress, achieved the greater share of land and followers, also [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume H-J. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Hope, Black Watch Independent Companies and Johnston Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume Si-Ste. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Sinclair, Stewart and Stewart of Appin Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  WALLACE :: Entries=1

During the Wars of Scottish Independence William Wallace and Andrew de Moray began a successful military guerrilla campaign against the English. In 1297 they won a great and stunning victory over the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, after which Wallace was knighted as Guardian of Scotland. Wallace was also in command at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298, but there he was defeated by the superiority of the English [...]

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  CLANS OF SCOTLAND :: Entries=4

Clan was the name applied to a group of Kinsmen united under a chief and claiming a common ancestry. They lived as one great family on the lands they possessed. The clansmen or septs supported their chief with remarkable loyalty. [...]

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  US MILITARY :: The North American Colonies :: Entries=1

U.S. ARMY :: The colours were chosen to represent the uniforms - black for the beret, khaki for the summer uniform, light green for the original sniper and now part of the summer uniform, dark blue for the original dress uniform, olive for the combat uniform and gold for the cavalry.
U.S. NAVY :: Holy Loch was the site of the United States Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) Refit Site One. It was the home base of Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 14, part of Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
LEATHERNECK :: Designed by the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Foundation. Does not have the sanction of the Corps but is sometimes sold as the 'U.S. Marines.' [...]

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  LINDSAY :: CRAWFORD de LINDSAY :: Entries=1

Under David I, Sir Walter Lindsay was the first to hold position in Scotland, the family settling by Tweedside, from Earlston to Caddonlea. Connected from the 12th century with Crawford on Upper Clyde (hence their chief earldom title), by the 14th they had extended by marriage to Fife and Angus. 'The Lindsays light and gay' -and some who were neither- took high rank in Scotlands affairs and battles. [...]

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  SOCIETY MORRISON :: Entries=3

this green and blue became known as the Society Morrison but is also called Green or Hunting. The Morrison website adds to the story: The green sett was developed by the Clan Society in 1909. Due to the loss of the Morrison original tartan around the 1700s, the Society selected a MacKay sett and added a red stripe. [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume L-MacA. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Lindsay, MacArthur and MacAulay Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  REGIMENTAL TARTANS :: Entries=1

[...] Scottish Regiments which are thoroughly Lowland in origin. Among other things, this resulted in the wearing of tartan by Lowland regiments which previously wore uniforms not clearly distinguishable from their Irish, Welsh and English counterparts. Also the world-wide popularity of the Great Highland Bagpipe owes much to the regimental bagpipe band present all over the world due to the stationing of Highland regiments throughout the British Empire and their role in many wars fought by Britain. Many extant Highland regiments that are not in the armed forces of the United Kingdom have formed formal honorary affiliations with Highland regiments therein.

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume G-H. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Gunn and Home, Hamilton and Law Clan MacDuff Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  SCOTS IRISH :: ULSTER SCOTS :: Entries=7

Tartan was and still is an art form and individual weavers created a wonderful variety of tartan designs. By the 16th century, when we begin to see the earliest type of kilted garment (the belted plaid), tartan had become characteristic of Highland Dress. Gaelic speaking Highlanders wore tartan of bright and flashy shades to show off wealth and status. They also favoured darker, natural tones that would emulate the shades of the bracken and the heather so [...]

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  THE SCOTTISH TARTANS :: Entries=1

The Scottish Tartans as a system of popular Heraldry only developed fully after Culloden had crushed the Clan System itself from active politics. Like the flow of Jacobite songs, the Tartan provided an outlet for national sentiment, after the period 1748 to 1782 when the kilt and tartan alike were severely prohibited. Thereafter ensued a steady growth of tartans distinguishing the main Scottish clans and families, with a few of the earliest type which had attached rather to districts than to a particular clan. A list is added of the longer established tartans, [...]

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  CLAN GUNN :: Entries=3

The clan Gunn chiefs claimed Norse descent from one Guinni, son of a 12th-century Orcadian Olaf, acquiring Caithness lands from his mother's side, the earls of Ross. A turbulent clan much in feud with the Keiths and MacKays, they found it advisable [...]

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  ABERCROMBIE :: Entries=1

The Abercrombies of that Ilk, the principal family of the name, became extinct in the mid seventeenth century, and the Abercrombies of Birkenbog, their Banffshire lands granted to them by the Bishop of Aberdeen, took over as representatives of the Name. Certain family members served in the Garde Ecossais in France. [...]

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  How can I keep my wool and Kilt like new?

Useful Hints and Tips, Care for the original condition of your new kilt is a simple solution. At the time your new kilt, wool plaid, or scarf need cleaning, we recommend hand washing in a gentle Fabric Wash. [...]

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  LINDSAY :: CRAWFORD de LINDSAY :: Entries=1

Under David I, Sir Walter Lindsay was the first to hold position in Scotland, the family settling by Tweedside, from Earlston to Caddonlea. Connected from the 12th century with Crawford on Upper Clyde (hence their chief earldom title), by the 14th they had extended by marriage to Fife and Angus. 'The Lindsays light and gay' -and some who were neither- took high rank in Scotlands affairs and battles. [...]

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  MACLAREN :: Entries=1

MacLaren :: Whether originally called after the martyred St. Lawrence [ of 'Holy Grail' legend ], or from Loarn, son of the Erc who founded Scottish Dalriada about 503, and namer of the district of Lorn, the clan does claim descent from three brothers from the area now Argyllshire who served with Kenneth MacAlpin in his successful campaign of 843-50 to unite the Northern Picts into Scotland. [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume Ste-Su. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Stewart of Atholl, Stewart of Bute and Sutherland Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume MacI-MacK. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

MacIntyre and Inglis, MacKay and MacKenzie Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  ROSS :: ROSE :: Entries=1

The Ross clan, otherwise Anrias from a 13th-century chief MacGilleAndreas, 'son of a devotee of St. Andrew,' took name from the province of which their earliest chiefs were Earls. They served with Bruce at Bannockburn and came to possess a large section of Ross-shire, [...]

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  STEWART :: BOYD :: Entries=1

The 6th High Stewart, who fought at Bannockburn, marrying King Robert Bruces's daughter Marjory: their son became Robert II the first Stewart king, when David II died childless in 1371. From then on the Stewart dynasty's strengths and weaknesses, self-sacrificing leadership mingled with unremitting obstinacies, brought no little of the clan spirit into national history. [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume C. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Cameron, Campbell and Clan Chattan Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume A. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

MacAlpine, St. Andrew and Abercrombie Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  MACNEIL :: oNEILL :: Entries=1

Niall, Nigel, or Neil the clan founder in the time of Bruce had lands in Knapdale and Kintyre, and was probalbly of Clan Donald stock. MacNeills in Galloway at least as early as Bruce may be of the ancient Irish O Neills. The MacNeil clan at first followed [...]

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  BAIRD :: BARD :: Entries=1

When the Bairds were in possession of Auchmedden it was Thomas the Rhymer who prophesied that 'As long as eagles nested on the cliffs of Pennan, there would be Bairds in Auchmedden.' [...]

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  HAMILTON :: Law of Clan MacDuff :: Entries=2

the 2nd Earl, also called James, was the heir to the Scottish throne after King James IV and was named Regent, acting for Mary, Queen of Scots, during her minority. As primarily a lowland family, the Hamiltons do not have associated family names, or 'septs' as they are called by some, as a number of the Highland Clans do. Therefore, only persons named Hamilton, or descendents thereof, are considered to be a part of the Hamilton clan family. [...]

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  DOUGLAS :: Entries=1

An adequate history of the Douglases would be largely one of Scotland itself, where they long rivalled the royal power, and eleven times married into it. Perhaps originally kinsmen of Freskin [ le Flemming ], the Clan Murray founder, it is in the South that they first come to note. Here in the 12th century they originated the 'Black Douglas' of Douglasdale (Lanarkshire), Dumfriesshire, and Galloway. The next century saw the 'Red Douglases' established at Dalkeith (whence sprang the earls of Morton), and then in Angus. The term 'Black Douglas' was first applied by the English to the Sir James who was Bruce's doughty lieutentant [...]

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  STEWART :: Entries=1

The surname Stewart is the same as Steward, indicating the official in charge of the household and treasury, whether of the king or of some court-holding earl or bishop. It was from Walter fitz Alan, the Norman noble appointed by David I hereditary High Steward of Scotland with personal estates in Renfewshire, that the Stewart kings descended. But Walter's influential family and descendants had established various separate branches of Stewarts before their main line attained its Royal status. This occurred [...]

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  SINCLAIR :: Entries=1

Scotland's most northerly clan acquired the chiefship by a marriage to the heiress of the earldom of Caithness. Apart from local feuds with the Gunns and others, Sinclairs have frequently distinguished themselves in Scottish history. One Sir William fell in Spain, 1330, with the Douglas who was bearing Bruce's heart to the Holy Land. Then to Sinclair's green [...]

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  FAMILY BRUCE :: Entries=1

The seventh of the Brus lords of Annandale, Robert de Brus :: 1274-1329, and later often called The Bruce, was to become King Robert I, victor of Bannockburn and Liberator of Scotland. From his mother, the heiress of Carrick, Turnberry Castle became a new nucleus of the Bruces; then from 1359 [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume W-Y. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Wallace and Young Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  YOUNG :: Entries=1

Derived from the Old English word Geong meaning Young. This surname was used as a descriptive name to distinguish father from son or to the younger of two relatives with the same first name [...]

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  GORDON :: Gordon Highlanders :: Entries=2

Sir Adam de Gordon was one of the ambassadors who conveyed to the Pope that 1320 Declaration of National Independence, first of its kind. For this and other services, Bruce granted him land of the forfeited Cummings at Strathbogie in Aberdeenshire. From that centre the Gordons came to exert great power (their chief often called 'The Cock of the North'), and were much in feud with neighbouring clans, quite often on the side of governmental stability. They founded in 1777 and 1794 the regiments that became the Gordon Highlanders. [...]

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  Irish and Scottish Clan Names and Septs, Volume K-L. | 3 Celts & Company | Customer Comment Blog.

Keith, Lamont and Leslie Tartans. Comment & share your Celtic Journey with 3 Celts & Company.
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  MACFARLANE :: Entries=3

The original line of the Earls of Lennox, through Gille Chriosd, brother of Maol Domhnaich, Earl of Lennox. Gille Chriosd's son, Donnchadh, appears in the Ragman Rolls as 'Dunkan Makilcrift de Leuenaghes' (Duncan son of Gilchrist of Lennox). Donnchadh's grandson was Parlan (or Bartholomew), from whom the clan takes its name. It should be noted that there is no contemporary evidence of this Parlan or his elided father, only centuries retrospective assertions that private documentation existed at the time of the Macfarlane attempt to claim the defunct earldom of Lennox. [...]

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