Gaelic Name: Mac a’ Bhriuthainn, ‘son of the judge’
Crest: A dexter arm, armored, emerging from a crown holding a drawn sword
Motto: Fortis Ceu Leo Fidus (Brave as a faithful lion)
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan
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The name MacBrayne comes from the Gaelic Mac a’ Bhriuthainn, which means ‘son of the judge’.
Recorded MacBraynes include a Eugenius MacBrehin who was a student at St. Andrews in 1525. There is also an Anna MacBreynr in Gortenagor in 1672. Archibald Mcbrain and Duncan Mcbrain were both noted rebels in Argyllshire in 1685.
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