Gaelic Name: MacTamhais
Crest: A boar’s head erased Or langued Proper
Motto: Non Oblitus (Not forgetful)
Lands: Dunardry, Argyll
Origin of Name: Gaelic ‘son of Thomas’
Clan Chief: Steven MacTavish of Dunardy
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The name MacTavish is derived from the phoenetic pronunciation of MacTamhais which means “Son of Tammais” (Son of Thomas).
It is likely that this changed in the 17th century as English became a more common language in Scotland than native Gaelic. Many other forms of the name manifest including Thompson, MacOmish and MacCombie
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