Clan MacNaughton

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MacNaughton Clan Crest

MacNaughton Clan Crest


Gaelic Name: MacNeachdainn
Motto: I hope in God
Badge: Trailing azalea
Lands: Strathtay, Lewis, and Argyll
Origin of Name: Gaelic, Son of Nechtan, pure one
Clan Chief: Sir Malcolm Macnaghten of Macnaghten

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MacNaughton Tartan

MacNaughton Modern

MacNaughton Modern

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Clan History

The MacNaughtons opposed Bruce's claim to the throne

The MacNaughtons opposed Bruce’s claim to the throne

MacNaughton History

The earliest reference to the clan MacNaughton connects them with the great Pictish rulers of Moray. The name ‘Nechtan’ which means ‘pure’ or ‘clear’ was popular in the Pictish royal line, and the progenitor of the clan is thought to be Nechtan Mor, who lived in the tenth century.

The MacNaughton family opposed Robert the Bruce in his attempt to gain the throne of Scotland and, as a result, forfeited many of their lands when he became king.

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Clan Lands

MacNaughton Lands

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MacNaughton Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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