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There are many spelling variations for Clan MacKintosh. Mac/Mc in Gaelic means "son of" is interchangeable. 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 MacKintosh spelling.
Those families who acquired their names through marriage or from other families combining with the clan are true Clans people. The MacIntosh Clan Crest which, all members are entitled to wear, is from the crest on the top of the Clan Chief’s “Coat of Arms”. The complete MacKintosh Coat of Arms is displayed only by the Clan Chief and passes down directly to his eldest son. The wearing of your Clan MacKintosh Chief’s Crest, is a way of honoring your Chief, your Clan and your Scottish ancestry.
We make this range of Clan MacIntosh Crest Jewelry and Clan MacKintosh Crest as your link to your Scottish bloodline.
Click each box to see MacKintosh clan crest items. See your Macintosh family history below:
Clan Chief: 31st chief is John Lachlan Mackintosh of MacKintosh.
Origin of Name: Gaelic, Mac-an-Taoiseach (Son of the Chief)
Gaelic Name: Mac an Taoiseach
Clan Crest: A leaping wild cat
Clan Motto: "Touch not the cat bot a glove”
Clan Mackintosh is descended from the late 7th Century King Ferdach. The name originated in the 12th Century when Shaw, son of the Earl of Fife, assumed the name “Mac-an-toisich” which means “son of the chief”. In 1163 King Malcolm 1V granted Shaw lands around Inverness, in gratitude for the loyal military service of the Mackintoshes to Scotland’s Crown.
By the marriage in 1291 of Angus the 6th Chief, to Eva the heiress of the Clan Chattan Confederation, the leadership of this powerful alliance passed to the chiefs of the Mackintoshes.
Scotland’s Highlanders have long been renowned for their fierce fighting nature and the Mackintoshes have well proven their highland blood. The Mackintosh Clan has fought in almost every battle in the Wars of Scotland, from the victory over the English at Bannockburn in 1314, to their loyal support for Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden in 1745. At this, the last battle on British soil, the Mackintosh regiment led the fatal charge with great courage against the Redcoats. To this day, the tragic field of Culloden is marked with a grave-stone to each of the Clans who fell there, but so numerous were the Mackintosh casualties that their massed graves are commemorated by three gravestones.
Machlan Mackintosh, thirtieth Chief of this most illustrious and powerful Clan, resides, as have his predecessors for almost seven centuries, at Moy Hall, to the south of Loch Ness. In 1746 Prince Charles was staying with a few guards at Moy Hall as a guest of the Chiefs wife, Lady Anne, when word came that a large force of government troops were advancing. Under instructions from Lady Anne a small group of servants ambushed the troops, causing them to think a much greater force was attacking and causing them to retreat to Inverness in great panic.
Among the many Mackintoshes who moved abroad was General Lachlan Mackintosh who served George Washington with distinction in the War of Independence & William Mackintosh who, in the early 18th century, married a princess of the Creek Indians and established a Mackintosh as their Chief to the present day.
The Mackintosh Crest shows a leaping wild cat and the proud MacIntosh clan motto,“Touch not the cat bot a glove”.
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