Clan Matheson

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Matheson Clan Crest

Matheson Clan Crest


Gaelic Name: MacMhathain
Motto: Fac et spera (Do and hope)
Badge: Broom
Lands: Lochalsh, Sutherland
Origin of Name: From Gaelic meaning Bear’s son
Clan Chief: Major Sir Fergus Matheson of Matheson Bt

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Matheson Tartan

Matheson Modern

Matheson Modern

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Clan History



Matheson History

The name Matheson has been attributed to the gaelic ‘Mic Mhathghamhuin’ meaning ‘son of the bear’ or alternatively ‘son of the heroes’.

Traditionally, the clan descends from a twelfth century Gilleoin, who is thought to have been a scion of the ancient royal house of Lorne.

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Clan Lands

Matheson Lands

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Matheson Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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