MACGREGOR CLAN
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There are many spelling variations for the Clan MacGregor 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 MacGregor spelling.

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

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

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MACGREGOR CLAN History
MACGREGOR CLAN

 

Clan Chief:           Sir Malcolm Gregor Charles MacGregor

Origin of Name:   From Gregor, third son of Alpin, King of Scots.

Gaelic Name:       MacGrioghair

Clan Crest:           A lion’s head wearing an antique crown  

Clan Motto:          S rioghal mo dhream (My race is Royal).

Lands:                  Argyll and Perthshire

 

To the west and north of Loch Lomond, amidst some of the most wild and beautiful countryside in Scotland, encompassing Glenlyon, Glenorchy, Glenstrae and Glengyle, lies the ancient homeland of the MacGregors. The Clan is also known as McGregor, "Mac" being Gaelic for "son of" and the "Mc" prefix being an abbreviation of this. The Clan descends from King Alpin, who reigned in the ninth century and this is reflected in their motto - ‘S Rioghal Mo Dhream, - Gaelic for "Royal Is My Race". The MacGregors were both famed and feared for their fighting abilities and fierce warlike nature and were forever defending their lands against larger clans, especially the Campbells. When the Campbells gained possession of a good part of the lands by legal manipulation, the MacGregors began the long war to retrieve their land. The Clan carried out guerrilla campaigns in the mountains, earning them the nickname of "Children of the Mist."



Their aggressive conduct eventually brought them the displeasure of King James V1 and in 1603 he ordered a military expedition to enter their lands and punish the MacGregors. This commission was given to a force of several hundred of the Colquhoun Clan who were allies of the Campbells. Alerted to this situation, the MacGregors secretly crossed Loch Lomond and routed the Colquhouns in Glen Fruin, slaughtering a great number of them and driving off their livestock. The King immediately outlawed the whole of the Clan and a number of measures were passed against the Clan. These included, prohibiting anyone from bearing the name of MacGregor, freedom from prosecution for anyone who killed a MacGregor and severe penalties for those who sheltered MacGregors. The Chief and several of his followers were executed and high rewards put on the heads of his Clansmen.

The fierce reputation of the MacGregors ensured that few people were eager to try to earn these rewards. The proscription of the MacGregor name was not finally lifted until 1775 and it is a tribute to their endurance and indomitable spirit that the MacGregor name still exists.

In 1959, Brigadier Sir Gregor MacGregor, 6th Bt, of Lanrick and Balquhidder, became 23rd Chief of Clan Gregor, he was also a Grand Master Mason of Scotland . He had a very distinguished military career. Of his immediate ancestors, five died in battle, four were beheaded, twenty two were hanged, three were assassinated and one escaped from the violence to America in 17th century, - where he was killed in a battle with Indians. Other notables of the Clan were no strangers to danger. Rob Roy MacGregor, who became an outlaw & folk hero in Scotland, had an action studded life but, strangely enough, died in his old age, peacefully in bed. Simon Bolivar’s main fighting General in his liberation of South America was Gregor MacGregor and another Clansman in the 18th century became "Father of the Russian Navy".

The current chief of Clan Gregor is Major Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor, 7th BT, of Lanrick and Balquhidder, 24th Chief of Clan Gregor. He is a renowned landscape photographer.

The Gregor Clan Crest carries a lion’s head wearing an antique crown and the proud Gregor Clan motto, " ‘S rioghal mo dhream" meaning (My race is Royal).

Our Scottish Heritage is the common bond that unites our Anderson family name forever.


Septs/Spelling Variations of MACGREGOR CLAN
ARGYL of MACGREGOR CLAN    ARROWSMITH of MACGREGOR CLAN    BARROWMAN of MACGREGOR CLAN    BEGLAND of MACGREGOR CLAN    BOWER of MACGREGOR CLAN    BOWMAKER of MACGREGOR CLAN    BREWSTER of MACGREGOR CLAN    CAIRD of MACGREGOR CLAN    CALLENDAR of MACGREGOR CLAN    COMRIE of MACGREGOR CLAN    CRAIGDALLIE of MACGREGOR CLAN    CROWTHER of MACGREGOR CLAN    DENNISON of MACGREGOR CLAN    DENSON of MACGREGOR CLAN    DOCHART of MACGREGOR CLAN    DOCHERTY of MACGREGOR CLAN    GOODSIR of MACGREGOR CLAN    GREER of MACGREGOR CLAN    GREGG of MACGREGOR CLAN    GREGOR of MACGREGOR CLAN    GREGORSON of MACGREGOR CLAN    GREGORY of MACGREGOR CLAN    GREIG of MACGREGOR CLAN    GREWAR of MACGREGOR CLAN    GREYSON of MACGREGOR CLAN    GRIER of MACGREGOR CLAN    GRIGG of MACGREGOR CLAN    GRIGOR of MACGREGOR CLAN    GRUDGER of MACGREGOR CLAN    GRUER of MACGREGOR CLAN    GUINNESS of MACGREGOR CLAN    KIRKWOOD of MACGREGOR CLAN    LAIKIE of MACGREGOR CLAN    LECKIE of MACGREGOR CLAN    LECKY of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACADAM of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACAINSH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACALESTER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACANGUS of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACANISH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACANSH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACAREE of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACCONDOCHIE of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACCROUTHER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACCRUITER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACDOUGAL of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACGEACH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACGRIGOR of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACGROUTHER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACGRUDER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACGRUER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACGRUMEN of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACGRUTHER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACILDUFF of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACILDUY of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACLEISTER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACLIVER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACNAY of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACNEA of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACNEE of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACNEICE of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACNEISH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACNESS of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACNIE of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACNIESH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACNISH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACNOCAIRD of MACGREGOR CLAN    MACPETER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MAGREW of MACGREGOR CLAN    MALLOCH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MEISH of MACGREGOR CLAN    NICE of MACGREGOR CLAN    NISH of MACGREGOR CLAN    NUCATOR of MACGREGOR CLAN    ORE of MACGREGOR CLAN    PATULLO of MACGREGOR CLAN    PEAT of MACGREGOR CLAN    PETER of MACGREGOR CLAN    PETRIE of MACGREGOR CLAN    SKINNER of MACGREGOR CLAN    TAINSH of MACGREGOR CLAN    TOSSACK of MACGREGOR CLAN    WALKER of MACGREGOR CLAN    WELIVER of MACGREGOR CLAN    WHITE of MACGREGOR CLAN    WHYTE of MACGREGOR CLAN    WILCOX of MACGREGOR CLAN    WILLOX of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCPETER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCNOCAIRD of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCNISH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCNIESH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCNIE of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCNESS of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCNEISH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCNEICE of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCNEE of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCNEA of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCNAY of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCLIVER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCLEISTER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCILDUY of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCILDUFF of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCGRUTHER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCGRUMEN of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCGRUER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCGRUDER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCGROUTHER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCGRIGOR of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCGREGOR of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCGEACH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCDOUGAL of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCCRUITER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCCROUTHER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCCONDOCHIE of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCAREE of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCANSH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCANISH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCANGUS of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCALESTER of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCAINSH of MACGREGOR CLAN    MCADAM of MACGREGOR CLAN