MACPHERSON CLAN
macpherson clan

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There are many spelling variations for the Clan MacPherson surname. Mac and Mc are interchangeable. (Mac in Gaelic means "son of"). Included are families (known as Septs) with different surnames from the original Clan name. Throughout the centuries, surnames have continued to “develop” often leading to astonishing variants of the original MacPherson spelling.

Those families who acquired their names through marriage or from other families combining with the clan are true Clans people.  The MacPherson Clan Crest which, all members are entitled to wear, is from the crest on the top of the Clan MacPherson Chief’s “Coat of Arms”.  The complete MacPherson Coat of Arms is displayed only by the Clan Chief and passes down directly to his eldest son. The wearing of your Clan MacPherson Chief’s Crest, is a way of honoring your Chief, your Clan association and your Scottish Family Ancestry. 

We make this range of Clan MacPherson Crest Jewelry and Clan MacPherson Crest as your link to your Scottish bloodline.

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MACPHERSON CLAN History
MACPHERSON CLAN

 

Clan Chief:           Sir William MacPherson, twentieth Chief of the Clan,

                         resides at Newton of Blairgowrie, in Perthshire.

Origin of Name:   Mac a Phearsain (Son of the Parson)

Gaelic Name:        Mac a Phearsain

Clan Crest:            A seated wild cat

Clan Motto:          "Touch not the cat but a glove”

Lands:                    Badenoch

 

Clan MacPherson is descended from Ewan Ban, second son of Muriach, Chief of Clan Chattan. Muriach, who had entered the church and become Prior of Kingussie, became Chief in 1153 upon the death of his elder brother. The old Scottish church had a tradition of married clergy and MacPherson means "Son of the Parson". Clan Chattan was a powerful confederation of clans and the chief of the MacKintoshes became chief of Clan Chattan through marriage in 1291. This was contested by the MacPhersons who believed that they should lead the confederation and the dispute continued for several centuries until the Lord Lyon ruled in favour of MacKintosh in 1672


Scotland's Highlanders have long been renowned for their fierce fighting nature and the MacPhersons have well proven their Highland blood. The MacPherson Clan has fought in most of the battles of the Wars of Scotland. Staunch in their support for Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 1745 uprising they fought with distinction throughout the campaign. At the final Battle of Culloden, the clan was delayed and arrived too late to avert defeat. Helping the Prince to escape, the Chief, Ewan of Cluny, accompanied him to guide and protect him during his flight. For this his house was burned and the then enormous price of 1000 pounds put on his head. His clansmen sheltered him for nine years before he eventually escaped to France.

The Clan lands are around Kingussie, to the South of Loch Ness and the former Clan seat is Cluny Castle.

Sir William MacPherson, twentieth Chief of the Clan, resides at Newton of Blairgowrie, in Perthshire.

The MacPherson Crest shows a seated wild cat and the proud MacPherson clan motto, “Touch not the cat but(without) a glove”

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Septs/Spelling Variations of MACPHERSON CLAN
ARCHIBALD of MACPHERSON CLAN    CATTANACH of MACPHERSON CLAN    CLUNIE of MACPHERSON CLAN    CLUNY of MACPHERSON CLAN    ELLIS (ON) of MACPHERSON CLAN    FERSEN of MACPHERSON CLAN    GILESPIE of MACPHERSON CLAN    GILLIE (S) of MACPHERSON CLAN    GOUDIE of MACPHERSON CLAN    GOW (AN) of MACPHERSON CLAN    LEES of MACPHERSON CLAN    MACCLEISH of MACPHERSON CLAN    MACCURRACH of MACPHERSON CLAN    MACCURRIE of MACPHERSON CLAN    MACGILLIES of MACPHERSON CLAN    MACGOUN of MACPHERSON CLAN    MACGOW (AN) of MACPHERSON CLAN    MACKEITH of MACPHERSON CLAN    MACLEES of MACPHERSON CLAN    MACLEISH of MACPHERSON CLAN    MACLISE of MACPHERSON CLAN    MACLISH of MACPHERSON CLAN    MACVURICH of MACPHERSON CLAN    MACVURRICH of MACPHERSON CLAN    PEARSON of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCPHERSON of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCLISH of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCLISE of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCLEISH of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCLEES of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCKEITH of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCGOW (AN) of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCGOUN of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCGILLIES of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCCURRIE of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCCURRACH of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCCLEISH of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCVURICH of MACPHERSON CLAN    MCVURRICH of MACPHERSON CLAN