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There are many spelling variations for the Clan MacLeod 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 MacLeod spelling.
Those families who acquired their names through marriage or from other families combining with the clan are true Clans people. The MacLeod Clan Crest which, all members are entitled to wear, is from the crest on the top of the Clan MacLeod Chief’s “Coat of Arms”. The complete MacLeod Coat of Arms is displayed only by the Clan Chief and passes down directly to his eldest son. The wearing of your Clan MacLeod Chief’s Crest, is a way of honoring your Chief, your Clan association and your Scottish Family Ancestry.
We make this range of Clan MacLeod Crest Jewelry and Clan MacLeod Crest as your link to your Scottish bloodline.
Click each box to see MacLeod clan crest items: See your MacLeod family history below:
Clan Chief: 30th Chief, Hugh Magnus MacLeod of MacLeod.
Origin of Name: MacLeoid (Son of Leod) one of "Olave the Black's" sons.
Gaelic Name: MacLeoid
Clan Crest: A bull’s head between two flags
Clan Motto: “Hold fast”.
Lands: Isle of Sky and Lewis
On the north coast of the Isle of Skye, amid the rugged splendour of MacLeod territory, stands the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland, Dunvegan Castle. This fortress, known to members of the Clan MacLeod as the "hearth of the race", has been occupied by the MacLeod Chiefs for over seven centuries, and has seen the Clan grow from its foundling origins to become one of the most mighty clans in the Western Isles of Scotland. The Clan MacLeod draws its origins from a lineage of fierce Viking kings, with the Clan descending from Leod, a younger son of Olaf the Black, the thirteenth century King of Man and the Northern Isles. Leod's marriage to the heiress of Macarailt of Dunvegan produced two sons, Torquil and Tormod, and each son propagated a line of the Clan. Tormod, the elder son, who claimed the chieftainship of the entire Clan, established the MacLeods of Glenelg, Harris, and Dunvegan, while Torquil's descendants were the MacLeods of Lewis, Waternish and Assynt. The Scots have long been renowned for their fierce fighting nature, and the MacLeods have well proven their Scottish blood.
The Clan has fought in many of Scotland's battles, from their support of the great King Robert the Bruce in the War of Independence, to their service for Kings Charles I in the Civil War in the seventeenth century when 700 of their Clansmen died at the battle of Worcester. Charles II's ingratitude for the loyal exertions of the MacLeods ensured that the Clan never supported a Stewart king again. Among the treasures of the Clan is the "fairy flag", a silk flag embroidered with gold, which is over 1000 years old. This flag, possibly a sacred relic from Constantinople, is said to have mystical powers, including the ability to increase the number of MacLeod clansmen when it is waved on a battlefield. Throughout the ages many MacLeods have emigrated from Scotland.
One of the most famous examples of this is the migration of hundreds of MacLeods under the Assynt minister, Norman MacLeod, to Nova Scotia in 1817. After hearing of the wonders of the Antipodes, the 71 year old minister then migrated again with 747 members of his congregations to Australia, before they moved on to finally settle in Waipu, New Zealand. No matter how far spread the Clan has become, the links with their roots remain strong.
The 30th Chief of the clan is High Magnus MacLeod of MacLeod. He divides his time between Dunvegan Castle and London, where he lives with his wife and their son Vincent.
The MacLeod Clan Crest is a bull’s head between two flags, and the Clan's tenacity is reflected in their proud motto, “Hold fast”.
Our Scottish Heritage is the common bond that unites our MacLeod family name forever.