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:oops::-P:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACDONALD (of the Isles)"

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 to become wellnigh an independent king of the 'South Isles' (from Ardnamurchan round to Bute), swaying his naval alliance between the rival powers of Scotland and Norway. In 1135 he availed David I to expel the Norse from Arran and Bute, and eventually fell at Renfew in 1164 when himself invading against Malcolm IV. Of his three sons by a daughter of Olaf, Norse king of the Isle of Man, the eldest founded the MacDougall clan of Lorn, and the next son Raginald or Ranald was ancestor to all the clans that derive name from his eldest son Donald.
[...]MacDonald allegiance to the Scottish crown was now unquestionable--so far as it could be induced or enforced. Bruce at Bannockburn granted the clan their jealously upheld honour of position on right of the Scottish battle-array: and in the following reign Angus Mor's grandson John of Islay reunited the North and South Isles by marrying the MacRorie heiress, and first assumed the Lordship of the Isles[...]After 1493[...]Chiefship shifted to the Sleat branch in Skye, called MacDonalds of the Isles, to distiguish them from the branch-clans.
The numerous sept names have various origins[...] Small clans or families sought or fell under the MacDonald protection, or like the MacBeths took high service with the chiefs.

• "MACDONALD of Clanranald"

Strictly, all the MacDonald clans are of Clan Ranald and were frequently so termed, from Donald's father Reginald or Ranald. Thus some confusion arises when a particular branch-clan adopts that general name,[...] (Specifically of Clanranald) They derive from another Ranald, doubly descended from the first, being a younger son of John, first Lord of the Isles[...]

MacDonald (of the Isles) Septs: ALASTAIR, ALLISTER, ANDERSON, BALLACH, BALLOCH, BEATH, BEATON, BETHUNE, BOWIE, BRODIE, BUDGE, BUIE, BULLOCH, CAMBRIDGE, CATHAL, CATHIL, COCHRANE, COLL, COLSON, CONN, CONNAL, CONNELL, COOK, COOKE, COULL, COULSON, CRIRIE, CROMB, CROMBIE, CROOM, CRUM, DANIEL, DANIELS, DARRACH, DARROCH, DONALD, DONALDSON, DONNELL, DRAIN, DUNNEL, FORREST, FORRESTER, GALBRAITH, GALBREATH, GALL GALT, GAULD, GAUL, GAULT, GILBRIDE, GILL, GORRIE, GORRY GOWAN, GOWANS, HAWTHORN, HERON, HEWISON, HOUSTOUN, HOWAT, HOWE, HOWIE, HOWISON, HUDSON, HUTCHEON, HUTCHESON, HUTCHIN, HUTCHINSON, HUTCHON, HUTSON, ISLES, JEFFERY, KEEGAN, KEIGHREN, KELLY, KINNEL, LAING, LANG, LEITCH, MACARTHUR, MACBEATH, MACBETH, MACBHEATH, MACBRAYNE, MACBRIDE, MACBRYDE, MACCAA, MACCAIRN, MACCAMBRIDGE, MACCARRON, MACCAW, MACCAY, MACCLUSKIE, MACCODRUM, MACCOLL, MACCONNAL, MACCONNELL, MACCOONISH, MACCOOK, MACCOSHAM, MACCRAIN, MACCRAN, MACCRIRIE, MACCRORIE, MACCRUM, MACCUAIG, MACCUISH, MACCUITHEIN, MACCUTCHEN, MACCUTCHEON, MACDANIELL, MACDRAIN, MACEACHERN, MACEACHRAN, MACELFRISH, MACELHERAN, MACGAA, MACGAW, MACGEACHY, MACGECHIE, MACGEE, MACGHEE, MACGHIE, MACGILL, MACGORRIE, MACGORRY, MACGOUN, MACGOW, MACGOWAN, MACGOWN, MACGRAIN, MACHUGH, MACHUTCHEN, MACHUTCHEON, MACILLRICK, MACILREACH, MACILWRAITH, MACILWRICK, MACKAY, MACKEACHIE, MACKEE, MACKELLAIG, MACKELLOCH, MACKERRON, MACKEY, MACKIE, MACKIGGAN, MACKINNELL, MACLAIRISH, MACLARDY, MACLARTY, MACLAVERTY, MACLEVERTY, MACMURCHIE, MACMURCHY, MACMURDO, MACMURDOCH, MACO'SHANNAIG, MACQUIKAN, MACQUISTAN, MACQUISTEN, MACRAITH, MACREARIE, MACRORIE, MACRORY, MACRUER, MACRURY, MACRYRIE, MACSORLEY, MACSPORRAN, MACSWAN, MACSWEEN, MACWHAN, MACWHANNELL, MARK, MARQUIS, MARTIN, MAY, MURCHIE, MURCHISON, MURDOCH, MURDOSON, MURPHY, O'MAY, PATON, PATTEN, PEDEN, PURCELL, REOCH, REVIE, RIACH, RODERICK, RORIE, RORISON, RYRIE, SHANNON, SHENNAN, SORLEY, SORLIE, SPORRAN, TRAIN, WHANNEL, WHEELAN, WHELLAN, WILKIE, WILKINSON

of Ardnamurchan Septs: JOHNSON, JOHNSTONE, KEAN, KEENE, MACIAN, MACKAIN, MACKANE, MACKEAN, MACKEAND

of Clanranald Septs: ALCOCK, ALISON, ALLAN, ALLANSON, ALLEN, CALLAN, CALLEN, CURRIE, ISAAC, ISAACS, KETCHEN, KECTHIN, MACACHIN, MACAICHAN, MACALLAN, MACBURIE, MACCRINDLE, MACCURRACH, MACCURRIE, MACDONLAD, MACEACHAN, MACKEACHEN, MACEACHIN, MACGACHAN, MACGEACHAN, MACISAAC, MACKEACHAN, MACKECHNIE, MACKEOCHAN, MACKESSACK, MACKESSICK, MACKICHAN, MACKISSOCK, MACMURRAY, MACMURRICH, MACVARISH, MACVURICH, MACVURIE, MACVURRICH, PARK

of Glencoe Septs: HENDERSON, HENDRIE, HENDRY, HENRY, JOHNSON, KEAN, KEENE, MACDONALD, MACGILP, MACHENDRIE, MACHENDRY, MACHENRY, MACIAN, MACKEAN, MACKILLOP, MACPHILIP, PHILIP, PHILP

of Glengarry Septs: ALASTAIR, ALEXANDER, ALLISTER, COWAN, MACCOWAN, MACDONELL, MACOWAN, SANDER, SANDERS, SANDERSON, SAUNDERS

of Keppoch Septs: MACDONELL, MACGILLIVANTIC, MACGILP, MACGLASRICH, MACKILLOP, MACMICHIE, MACPHILIP, MACRONALD, MECHIE, MEEKISON, MEKIE, MICHAEL, MICHIE, MICHIESON, PHILIP, PHILIPSON, PHILLIP, PHILLIPS, PHILP, RAINNIE, RONALD, RONALDSON

"MACDONALD (of the Isles)." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.62-66. Print.

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# 38 - Clan Donald - 12/09/2013 - 13:11 - - - Scotland
:-[]:-P 3 Celts & Company • "MACDUFF"

Like the clan's claim of descent from Clan Alpin, the real story of Shakespeare's 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. Thus, it was accepted even by Edward I, "Hammer of the Scots," that a Scottish king could be properly crowned only by a Macduff. Edward retained that young chief at the English court and gave him his grand-daughter's hand, but Macduff's sister Isabel countess of Buchan crowned King Robert Bruce in 1306. Captured later by Edward, she was punished by confinement in a cage at Berwick.
Until among the first Earls created by David I, the Macduff Thanes of Fife held their territory in the old Celtic manner 'by grace of God,' not from King--hence occasional mentions of the county as though of itself a 'kingdom.' Their direct line failed with another 14th-century Isabel, but the Duff families then first heard of in Aberdeenshire claim to carry on the clan. They reacquired the title Earl, then Duke of Fife, but their territory remained around where they founded the fishing town Macduff.

Septs: DUFF, FIFE, FYFE, FYFFE, HUME, KILGOUR, SPENCE, SPENS, WEEMS, WEMYSS

"MACDUFF." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.66,67. Print.

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# 37 - Macduff, see also Clan Chattan and MacIntosh - 12/09/2013 - 07:54 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACGREGOR"

Recorded in Glen Orchy from about the 12th century, and spreading to Glenstrae and several Perthshire glens, the MacGregors take their motto (Is Rioghal mo dhream), 'My race is Royal,' from a traditional ancestor Gregor or Girig of the ancient Clan Alpin dynasty. They held doggedly to the old Celtic clan rule of defending possession by the sword, in defience of 'sheepskin' feudal charters obtained through marriage or more dubious means by powerful neighbours having a closer approach to the government's ear--notably the Campbells, Grahams and Colquhouns. After a defeat of these last at Glen Fruin 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 then adopted by scattered groups of MacGregors--also the remarkable career of Rob Roy, and Scott's stirring song 'The MacGregors' Gathering.'

Septs: ARROWSMITH, BLACK, BOWER, BOWMAKER, CAIRD, COMRIE, DENNISON, DENSON, DOCHART, DOCHERTY, DOWIE, FLETCHER, GAIR, GREGOR, GREGORSON, GREGORY, GREIG, GREWAR, GREYSON, GRIER, GRIERSON, GRIGOR, GRUER, KING, LAIKIE, LECKIE, LECKY, MACADAM, MACAINSH, MACALDOWIE, MACALESTER, MACANGUS, MACANISH, MACARA, MACAREE, MACCAINSH, MACCANCE, MACCANSH, MACCONACHIE, MACCONDACH, MACCONDOCHIE, MACCROUTHER, MACGREWAR, MACGRIGOR, MACGROUTHER, MACGREWAR, MACGRIGOR, MACGROUTHER, MACGREWAR, MACGRIGOR, MACGROUTHER, MACGRUDER, MACGRUTHER, MACGRUER, MACGRUTHER, MACILDOWIE, MACILDUFF, MACILDUY, MACINNES, MACINSTALKER, MACLEISTER, MACLIVER, MACNAY, MACNEA, MACNEE, MACNEICE, MACNEISH, MACNESS, MACNEY, MACNIE, MACNIESH, MACNISH, MACNOCAIRD, MACNUCATOR, MACONACHIE, MACPETER, MACPETRIE, MALLOCH, NEISH, NICE, NISH, NUCATOR, ORR, PATTULLO, PEAT, PETER, PETERS, PETERSON, PETRIE, SKINNER, STALKER, STRINGER, WALKER, WHITE, WHYTE

"MACGREGOR." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.68,69. Print.

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# 36 - MacGregor - 12/08/2013 - 12:49 - - - Scotland

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