Clan Hay

Basic Info.

Hay Clan Crest

Hay Clan Crest

Hay

Gaelic Name: Mac Garaidh
Motto: Serva jugum (Keep the yoke)
Badge: Mistletoe
Lands: Aberdeenshire and Tweeddale
Origin of Name: French, hail (a hedge)
Clan Chief: The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Erroll

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Tartan

Hay Tartan

Hay Modern

Hay Modern

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Clan History

New Slains Castle

New Slains Castle

Hay History

The de la Hayes were a powerful Norman family, princes of whom came with William the Conqueror to England in 1066.

The name means hedge, and was not translated into the English language. In Gaelic, however, the nameholders became Garadh, a word encompassing hedge, wall, dyke and also a defensive stockade.

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Clan Lands

Hay Lands

Hay Map

Hay Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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