Gaelic Name: MacBheathain
Motto: Touch not the cat bot a targe
Badge: Red whortleberry or Boxwood
Lands: Dores, Inverness-shire
Origin of Name: Son of Beatham
Clan Chief: James McBain of McBain
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The Gaelic ‘Ban’ or Bain means ‘fair’ and with Scottish blood made up with so much Norse and Germanic stock this descriptive term could have been applied to many people. Indeed the name is found associated with several clans in many districts.
Through various Gaelic manipulations the three forms of the name have become MacBean, McVean and MacBain.
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