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:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACBETH"

One of the exceptions among the 'Macs,' the name means not the son of any person 'Beth,' but 'Son of life' or a man of religion. It developed a separate form Macbean (see above), and has also become confused with forms of the Norman name Bethune. Shakespeare, playing his immortal light over the old Celtic throne of Scotland, brings to focus the ruler of Moray who enforced his family claim thereon by the murder of King Duncan in 1040. Macbeths, frequently called Beatons, held high repute and rank from the 14th century to the 17th, as physicians and chancellors to the MacDonalds of Islay and Macleans of Mull, sometimes also to royalty and elsewhere.

Septs: BEATON, BEATTIE, BEATTY, BELTON, BETHUNE, LEITCH, MACBHEATH

"MACBETH." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.62. Print.

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# 40 - see also Clan Donald, MacLean and Clark | Clergy - 12/09/2013 - 08:46 - - - Scotland
:oops::-P:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACDONALD (of the Isles)"

Clan Siol Cuinn: the race of Conn ( the Chief Gall ).

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, MACDONALD, 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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# 39 - Clan Donald - 12/09/2013 - 07:11 - - - 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.

"Law of Clan MacDuff." In 1425, the last Earl of Fife, Murdoch Stewart, Duke of Albany, was beheaded. The Clan MacDuff's hereditary right of bearing the Crown of Scotland then passed to the Lord Abernethy. The current Lord Abernethy, who is consequently bearer of the Scottish Crown, is Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton, Hereditary Keeper of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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.

"Law of Clan MacDuff." Wikipedia. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_MacDuff]. 12 September 2017. web.

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# 38 - Macduff, see MacIntosh and Clan Chattan - 12/09/2013 - 01:54 - - - Scotland

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