Gaelic Name: MacCoinnich
Motto: Leceo Non Uro (I shine, not burn)
Badge: Stagshorn clubmoss
Lands: Ross and Cromarty, Isle of Lewis
Origin of Name: Gaelic, ‘Son of the fair’
Pipe Music: Caber Féidh
Clan Chief: John Mackenzie, 5th Earl of Cromartie
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From the Gaelic “Maccoinneach” meaning “fair, bright one”, the MacKenzies are thought to descend from the ancient royal house of Lorn.
The clan held lands in Ross-shire, stretching from the Outer Hebrides in the west, to the Black Isle in the east, where Redcastle was there seat.
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