CLAN MacALISTER – MacWHIRTER

July 11, 2009

CLAN MacALISTER

‘Son of Alastair’
Alistair Mor born 1299 was the youngest son of Donald, Lord of the Isles. Hias descendants settled in Kintyre. There they became the hereditary Constables of Tarbert Castle.
The clan Center is at Glenbarr Abbey.

Alexander, MacGrattan, MacGratten, MacGrattin, MacGreachain, MacGreachan, MacHanvichar, MacHarrie, MacHarry, MacHendrie, MacHendry, MacHenrie, MacHenry, MacImery, MacImmery, MacInerie, MacInery, MacIntyre, MacIntaylor, MacInterrie, MacInterry, MacIntrye, Mackay, MacKendrich, MacKendrick, MacKendricks, MacKenerie, MacKenery, MacKindrick, MacKendricks, MacKlnick, MacKnatt, MacKneight, MacKnight, MacKnox, MacKracherne, MacMath, MacMitt, MacNac, MacNachdan, MacNachtan, MacNachten, MacNachton, MacNack, MacNagen, MacNaghtan, MacNaghten, MacNaghtin, MacNaight, MacNair, MacNairy, MacNamell, MacNammill, MacNarie, MacNary, MacNatt, MacNattie, MacNatton, MacNatty, MacNauchton, MacNaugh, MacNaught, MacNaughtan, MacNaughten, MacNaughton, MacNayer, MacNeir, MacNerie, MacNery, MacNet, MacNette, MacNetten, MacNetton, MacNeur, MacNevens, MacNevin, MacNevins, MacNiven, MacNorton, MacNott, MacNought, MacNoughton,MacNoughton, MacNoyer, MacNuir, MacNut, MacNutt, MacNuyer, MacPortland, MacQuaig, MacQuake, MacQuaker, MacRae, MacRack, MacRacken, MacRackin, MacRagan, MacRaggan, MacReachain, MacReachan, MacRuck, MacRucke, MacVicar, MacVicar, MacVickars, MacVicker, MacVickers, MacVig, MacVige, MacVrine, MacVryne, MacWaughton, MacYole, MacYoll, Manaugh, Mannice, Mannis, Mannise, Nachtan, Nachten, Nectan, Necten, Neven, Nevin, Nevine, Nevinson, Neven, Nivens, Nivenson, Nought, Nucater, Nuccator, Nutt,
Porter, Weir
ALLISON, meaning “son of Alice’ or ‘Ellis’ the clan is associated with the MacAlisters

CLAN MacAULAY

There are two main branches of this Clan, the MacAulays of Lewis, decended from Olaf the Black
and the Macauleys of Ardincaple, in Dunbartonshire.

MacPhedron, MacPheidiran

CLAN MacARTHUR

Arthur, MacCartair, MacCarter

MacBAIN

This family claim descent from Donald Bane, a Scottish king mentioned in Shakesphere’s macbeth.

CLAN MacBEAN

Bean, MacBeath, MacBeth, Macilvain, MacVean

MacDIARMID

The oldest branch of the clan, the MacDiarmids of Clenlyon are a sept of the Campbells.

CLAN MacDONALD

The clan was founded by Donald of Islay
Domhnall (mighty ruler) is one of the oldest Celtic names we know of. A number of early Scottish Kings have taken that name:
King of the Scots in 629, Domhnall Breac
King from the year 859 to 863, Domhnall MacAlpin

In Scottish mythology:
Colla Uais, was an Irish prince who ruled northern Britain, before the arrival of Scottish settlers. The MacDonalds claimed him as an ancestor, and consequently describe themselves as the Clan Cholla (children of Coll). The name is a traditional celtic name from the Galic word ‘colla’ which means ‘chief’.
Legend has it that Donald of Reay, known as the Wizard of Laird, had his shadow stolen while he was teaching the dark arts.

National Post, April 10, 2004, Section RB3
This article is about the MacDonald, the MacDougall and the MacAlister’s all being descendants of Somerled MacGillebride aka Somerled of Argyll
The argument is that Somerled was for the most part successful in spreading the Y chromosome
found in most MacDonald males.

Somerled MacGillebride aka Somerled of Argyll.
The Father Of All ‘MacDonalds
Book: “Adam’s Curse: A Life Without Men”, written by Brian Syke
An effort to link the MacDonalds. MacDougalls and MacAlistairs
http://www.electricscotland.com/history/articles/norse.htm

Beath, Beaton, Bethune, Bowie, Colson, Connall, Connell, Darroch, Donald, Donaldson, Donillson, Donnelson, Drain, Galbraith, Gilbride, Gorrie, Gowan, Gowrie, Hawthorn, Hewison, Houstoun, Howison, Hughson, Hutcheonson, Hutchinson, Hutchison, Isles, Kellie, Kelly, Kinnell, Mac a’ Challies, MacBeth, MacBeath, MacBheath, MacBride, MacCaishe, MacCall, MacCash, MacCeallaich, MacCodrum, MacColl, MacConnell, MacCook, MacCooish, MacCrain, MacCuag, MacCuish, MacCuitein, MacCutcheon, MacDaniell, Macdrain, MacEachern, MacElfrish, MacElheran, MacGorrie, MacGorry, MacGoun, MacGowan, MacGown, MacHugh, MacHutchen, MacHutcheon, MacIan, Macilreach, Macilriach, Macilleriach, Macilrevie, Macilvride, Macilwraith, MacKean, MacKellachie, MacKellaig, MacKelloch, MacKiggan, MacKinnell, MacLairish, MacLardie, MacLardy, MacLarty, MacLaverty, MacLeverty, MacMurchie, MacMurdo, MacMurdoch, MacO’Shannaig, MacQuistan, MacQuisten, MacRaith, MacRorie, MacRory, MacRuer, MacRurie, MacShannachan, MacSorley, MacSporran, MacSwan, MacWhannell, Martin, May, Murchie, Murchison, Murdoch, Murdoson, O’Drain, O’May, O’Shannachan, O’Shaig, O’Shannaig, Purcell, Revie, Reoch, Riach, Rorison, Shannon, Sorley, Sporran, Train, Whannel. Clan MacDonald of Clanranald: Allan, Allanson, Currie, MacAllan, MacBurie, MacEachin, MacGeachie, MacGeachin, MacIssac, MacKeachan, Mackechnie, MacKeochan, MacKessock, MacKichan, MacKissock, MacMurrich, MacVarish, MacVurrich, MacVurie. Clan MacDonald of Ardnamurchan: Johnson, Kean, Keene. Clan MacDonald of Glencoe: Henderson, Johnson, Kean, Keene, MacHenry, MacIan, MacKean.

CLAN MacDONELL

Alexander, Sanderson. Clan MacDonnell of Keppoch: MacGillivantic, MacGilp,
Macglasrich, MacKillop, MacPhilip, Philipson, Ronald, Ronaldson.

CLAN MacDOUGALL

Carmichael, Conacher, Cowan, Dougall, Dowall, Livingston, Livingstone, MacConacher, MacCowan, MacCoul, MacCulloch, MacDowall, MacDowell, MacDulothe, MacEwen, MacEwan, MacEowen, MacOwen MacHowell, MacKichan, MacLucas, MacLugash, MacLulich, MacNamell, Macoul, Macowl.

CLAN MacDUFF

Duff, Fife, Fyfe, Spence, Spens, Wemyss.

MacFADYEN

‘Son of Paidin’ (Little Pat)
This clan was first recorded at Lochbuie, in Argyllshire.

CLAN MACFIE

Duffie, Suffy, MacGuffie, machaffie

MacGILLIVRAY “Son of Gillebride’
It is suggested the name referres to the father of Somerled, lord of the Isles.

CLAN MacGREGOR

The clan takes it’s name from Gregor of the Golden Bridles

MacINNIS MacAoghuis Son of Angus

The MacInnes’s are of ancient Celtic origin.
The ancestors were probably amoung the earliest settlers of Dalriada and were said to have formed a branch of the Siol Gillebride, believed to be the original inhabitants of Morven and Ardnamurchan.
Tradition has it that the Lord of the Isle promised favour to the MacInnes. Later a chief of the Clan MacInnes was appointed Constable of the Castle of Kinlochaline. This appointment was still held by a MacInnes in 1648 when it was burnt by Coll Kitto.
The clan suffered severly early in the 13th century during the conquest of Argyll by Alexander II. It was about this time the clan moved under the protection of the Campbells. They supported the Covenantors against Charles I and later supported the Hanoverians against the Jacobites under the Campbells, although there also seems to have been a MacInnes appointed as Hereditary Bowmen to the chiefs of clan MacKinnon.
Another group of MacInnes were also to be found as followers of the Stewarts of Ardshiel and as such supported the Jacobite struggle. Of those MacInnes who emigrated, Donald MacInnes became a merchant and later Senator in Canada and Renn MacInnes became Bishop of Jerusalem in 1914.
In the book ‘Highlanders of Scotland’, written by Skene, he says;
“The oldest inhabitants of Morven, Ardgour, and Lochaber consisted of two clans, the MacGillivrays and the Maclnneses, who were of the same race”.
Also, it is confirmed in an old MS. History of the MacDonalds written in the reign of Charles II.
Before the defeat of the Lord of the Isles and the dispersion of the clans by Alexander II a single confederacy, the Siol Gillivray, appears to have included the MacGillivrays, Maclnneses, MacEacherns, and MacMasters.

Septs of the Clan MacInnes are:
Angus, Innes, MacAngus, MacCainsh, MacCansh, & MacMaster.

MacKELLAR ‘Son of Hilary’

This clan is a sept of the Campbells.

MacKENZIE

BENEST, BROLAIN, BROLAN, BROLANE, CARLOCK, CHARLES, CHARLESON, CHARLSON, CHARLESTON, CUSPIC, CLUNNES, CLUNESS, CLUNIES, CLUNYS, CROMARTIE, CROMARTY, IVERACH, IVERSON, IVERY, IVORSON, IVORY, KENNETH, KENNETHSON, KENNIE, KENNY, KENZIE, KIN, KINAH, KINN, KINNAH , KINNEY, KINNIE, KINNIE, KINSEY, KINZIE, KYNOCH,
MACALHANIE, MACALHANY, MACANENA, MACANENIE, MACANNA, MACARLIE, MACAWEENY, MACAWEENIE, MACBEOL, MACBEOLA, MACBEOLAI, MACBEOLAIN, MACBEOLAN, MACBEOLIN, MACBROLAIN, MACBROLAN, MACBROLANE, MACCARLIE, MACCARLEY, MACCARLY, MACCHARLES, MACCINSTEY, MACCINTIE, MACCINTY, MACCLUM, MACCLUNE, MACCLUNEY, MACCLUNY, MACCONNACH, MACCUSPIC, MACELVENTIE, MACELVENTY, MACENNY, MACENNIE, MACENNY, MACENTEE, MACGANN, MACHARLEY, MACHARLIE. MACILCHENNEY, MACILCHENNIE, MACILCHENNY, MACINNEY, MACINNIE, MACINNY, MACIVER, MACIVOR, MACIVOREY, MACIVORIE, MACIVORY MACKARLICH, MAKARLEY, MACKARLIE, MACKARLY, MACKERLICH, MACKENN,, MACKENNA, MACKENNEY, MACKENNIE, MACKENNY, MACKENSEE, MACKENTY, MACKENZEY, MACKENZIER, MACKENSEY, MACKERLEY, MACKERLIE, MACKERLY, MACKINNE, MACKINNEY, MACKINSIE, MACKINSEY, MACKINSY, MACKINTY, MACKINTIE, MACKINZE, MACMICHAEL, MACMICHEALS, MACMURCHIE, MACMURCHY, MACQUEENIE, MACQUINNEY, MACQUINNIE, MACTARICH, MACTARIC, MACTHERLAICH, MACVANISH, MACVINIS, MACVINNIE, MACVINNEY, MACVINNY, MACWEENIE, MACWENNY, MACWHEENNIE, MACWHEENY, MACWHINNIE, MACWHINNY, MACWINEY, MACWINNIE, MAWHINNEY, MAWHINNIE, MURCHIE, MURCHY, MUEXHWY, MURCHISON, SMART, SMAIRT, SMIRT, SMERT, TARLACHSON, TARLASON, WEENY, WEENIE, WHINNEY, WHINNIE

CLAN MacKINNON

Love, MacKinney, MacKinning, MacKinvan, MacMorran

Clan MacKinnon has two recognized tartans, the clan tartan, which is red and green with purple, blue and white stripes, and the hunting tartan which is brown and green with white, red and green stripes.

Clan MacKinnon is a member of the confederation known as Soil Alpein: a group of clans which trace their descent to King Alpine. The other clans in this confederation are the MacGregors, MacNabs, MacAulays, MacPhees, Grants and MacQuarries.
Originally, the clan lands were in Mull, where between the 10th and 12th centuries, the MacKinnons were a powerful clan. The principal possession was the district of Mishnish.

After the battle of Bannockburn, the chief of MacKinnon was rewarded with lands in Skye. Although it was never one of the large clans, it had numerous and extensive possessins. The aftermath of the ’45 resulted in the loss of most if not all clan lands by the year 1791.

The clan was the herditary custodians of the standards of weights and measures for the Lords of the Isle. In addition, the MacKinnon family were hereditary standard bearers to the MacDonalds of Sleat.
In the 17th & 18th centuries, the Chief could raise a fighting army of 200 men, but because of the severe losses through the ’45, the clan never recovered in number.

The clan from early on has also been closely connected with ecclesiastical history in Iona. After the abbacy of Iona passed from the family of Columbia, it went to the MacKinnon family. The last abbot, John MacKinnon,died in 1500. His tomb can be seen in the cathedral of Iona along with that of his father, Lachlan, dated 1489.
CLAN MacLACHLAN

This clans ancestor was Lachlan Mor, a 13th century warloard. Lachlan Mor lived on the shores of Loch Fyne. Castle Lochlan
Scotland Scandinavian heritage is seen in the history of the name Lachlan meaning ‘lakeland’
It was used to describe the Viking raiders who crossed from their native fjords.
Ewan, Ewen. Ewing, Gilchrist, Lachlan, Lauchlan, MacEwan, MacEwen, MacGilchrist

CLAN MacLAREN
McLaren, MacLaurin, MacLaurin, MacLauren, McLauren, McLarin, McClarin, MacLaran, McLaran, MacLaruan, MacLeran, MacLaurie, McLaurie, Laurence, Lawrence, Law, Lawson, Low, Lowe, Lawrie, Laurie, Lowery, Lowry, Faed, Patterson, Paterson, Peterson, McPater, Patrick, MacPatrick, MacRory, McCrory, McGory, MacRuari, Wright, MacGroory, Peterkin, and Borison

Clan McLean

‘Son of Gillean”

This referres to Gillen of the Battleaxe, a 13th century warrior.
The MacLeans hold the oldest recorded tartan..
Modern historians include the exployer Fitzroy MacLean in their clan.

Beath, Beaton, Black, Lean, MacBeath, MacBheath, MacBeth, Macillduy,
MacLergain, MacRankin, MacVeagh, MacVey, Rankin

CLAN MacLENNAN

Gilfiman, Gillfiman, Gilfillian, Gilliland, Lagan, Laggan, Lenan, Lennan, Lennon, Leonard, Leonerd, Loban, Lobban, Logan, Loggan, Lyndon, MacAlenon, MacAlinion, MacAlinden, MacAlonan, MacClanachan, MacClanchan, MacClaron, MacClennen, MacClendon, MacGilillan, MacKilligan, MacLarnon, MacLenagan, MacLenahan, MacLenadhan, MacLenden, MacLendon, MacLennon, MacLernon, MacLoran, MacLorinan, MacLyndon, MacWilname, McClenaghan, McClendal, McClendas, McClendon, McLandon, McLendall, McLendon, McLennon, MackLenddon, MackClenden, MackLendin, MackLendon, MacLendall, Meclendon, Mclendon, Winan, Winning, and Winton.

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE HUGHLANDER (1824)
An Edinburgh gentleman, Norman MacLeod, suggested the Gaelic bible should be printed
with clearer and larger print. He was given this response.
“Advise your Highland friends to get spectacles.”

Clan MacLEOD

The name Leod is believed to come from the word ljotr, which means ugly.
The MacLeods are from an old Viking family. Their oldest known ancestor was Leod, a son of Olaf the Black, one of the last Norse rulers of the Isle of Man, Lewis, Harris and part of Skye.
Clan MacLeod of Harris: Beaton, Bethune, Beton, MacCaig, MacClure, MacCrimmon, MacGuiag, MacHarold, Macraild, Norman. Clan MacLeod of Lewis: Callum, Lewis, MacAskill, MacAulay, MacCallum, MacCAskill, MacCorkindale, MacCorquodale, MacLewis, MacNicol, Malcolmson, Nicholl, Nicol, Nicoll, Nicholson, Nicolson, Tolmie.

CLAN MacMILLAN

Baxter, Bell, Blue, Brown, Millikin/Mullikin, MacBaxter, MacNamell.

Clan MacNAB

Abbot, Abbotson, Dewar, Gilfillan, Macandeoir

CLAN MacNAUGHTON

‘Son of Nechtan’
It is said this clan is descended from the Picts of Moray.
Ayson, Bissett, Easson, Ferguson, Henderson, Hendrie, Hendry, Henerdie, Henerdy, Henrie, Henry, Kendrich, Kendrick, Kinrick, MacAire, MacAirey, MacAirie, MacAiry, MacAnir, MacAry, MacAys, MacBrayn, MacBrayne, MacBreen, MacBrine, MacBrinn, MacCachren, MacCarhy, MacCarie, MacCarken, MacCarrie, MacCarry, MacCary, MacCavic, MacCavick, MacCeol, MacClackuon, MacCoal, MacColl, MacCrackan, MacCrackans, MacCracken, MacCracken, MacCrackens, MacCrackin, MacCrackin, MacCrackins, MacCracktin, MacCracktine, MacCraken, MacCratic, MacCratick, MacCrocken, MacCrocklin, MacEal, MacEel, MacFergusse, MacGrachin, MacGrattan, MacGratten, MacGrattin, MacGreachain, MacGreachan, MacHanvichar, MacHarrie, MacHarry, MacHendrie, MacHendry, MacHenrie, MacHenry, MacImery, MacImmery, MacInerie, MacInery, MacInrye, MacIntaylor, MacInterrie, MacInterry, MacIntrye, MacKay, MacKendrich, MacKendrick, MacKendricks, MacKenerick, MacKenerie, MacKenery, MacKindrick, MacKindricks, MacKinrick, MacKnatt, MacKneight, MacKnigh, MacKnight, MacKnot, MacKracherne, MacMath, MacMitt, MacNac, MacNachdan, MacNachtan, MacNachten, MacNachton, MacNack, MacNagen, MacNaghtan, MacNaghten, MacNaghtin, MacNaight, MacNair, MacNairy, MacNamell, MacNammill, MacNarie, MacNary, MacNatt, MacNattie, MacNatton, MacNatty, MacNauchton, MacNaugh, MacNaught, MacNaughtan, MacNaughten, MacNaughton, MacNayer, MacNayre, MacNear, MacNeid, MacNeight, MacNeir, MacNerie, MacNery, MacNet, MacNete, MacNett, MacNette, MacNetten, MacNetton, MacNeur, MacNevens, MacNevin, MacNevins, MacNight, MacNitt, MacNivan, MacNivans, MacNiven, MacNorton, MacNott, MacNought, MacNoughtan, MacNoughton, MacNoyer, MacNuir, MacNut, MacNutt, MacNuyer, MacPortland, MacQuaig, MacQuake, MacQuaker, MacRac, MacRack, MacRacken, MacRackin, MacRagan, MacRaggan, MacReachain, MacReachan, MacRuck, MacRucke, MacVicar, MacVickar, MacVickars, MacVicker, MacVickers, MacVig, MacVige, MacVrine, MacVryne, MacWaughton, MacYole, MacYoll, Manaugh, Mannice, Mannis, Mannise, Nachtan, Nachten, Nactan, Nacten, Naghton, Natton, Naughten, Naughtie, Naughton, Naughty, Nechtan, Nechten, Nectan, Necten, Nevin, Nevins, Nevinson, Niven, Nivens, Nivenson, Nought, Nucater, Nucator, Nutt, Porter, Weir

CLAN MacNEIL

MacNeilage, MacNeiledge, MacNelly, Neal, Neil, Neill

MacNICHOL

Thought to be of Norse origin, the family settled at Assynt, near Ullapool and on the Isle of Skye.

MacPHAIL

‘Son of Paul”
This family is linked with the MacKays and the Camerons.

CLAN MacPHERSON

Folklore has it that James Macpherson, the Scottish equivalent of Robin Hood, while he was waiting to be executed composed a famous fiddle tune, Macpherson’s Rant, which he played beneath the gallows.
Currie, Fersen, Gillespie, Gillies, Gow, Lees, MacCurrach, MacGowan, MacLeish, MacLise, MacMurdo, MacMurdoch, MacMurrich, MacVurrich, Murdoch, Murdoson

CLAN MacQUARRIE

MacCorrie, MacCory, MacCorrie, MacCorry, MacGuaran, MacGuire, Macquaire, Macquhirr, Macquire, MacWhirr, Wharrie

CLAN MacQUEEN ‘Son of Sweyn”
Of Norse origin. This clan was first recorded in Argyleshire.
MacCunn, MacSwan, MacSween, MacSwyde, Swan

CLAN MacRAE ‘Son of Grace”

The clan was renowned as a close supporter of the MacKenzies.
Macara, MacCraw, Macra, Macrach, MacRaith, MacRath, Rae

MacTAGGART ‘Son of the Priest”

The family was dependant on the Ross clan.

CLAN MacTAVISH

MacCamish, MacCash, MacCosh, MacLaws, MacLehose, MacTammany, MacTause, Stephenson, Steven(s), Stevenson, Stevenston, Stivan, Taweson, Tawesson, Thom, Thomson, Thompson, Thomas, Thomasin, Thomason, Thomassine. Thomazin, Thomerson, Thomes, Thompson, Thomson, Todd.

MacWHIRTER
“Son of the Harper’
They are a sept of the Buchannan clan.

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