Clan Maxwell

Basic Info.

Maxwell Clan Crest

Maxwell Clan Crest


Crest: A stag couchant under a holly bush Proper
Motto: Reviresco (I grow strong again)
Lands: Nithsdale
Historic Seat: Caerlaverock Castle
Origin of Name: From Maccus well, a pool in the river Tweed
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan

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Maxwell Tartan

Maxwell Modern

Maxwell Modern

Maxwell Clan tartan

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Clan History

Pollok House

Pollok House

Maxwell History

The name Maxwell originates from Maccus, a Norse chief and son of Undweyn, who gave his name to Maccuswell, a pool of the river Tweed near Kelso bridge. A grandson of Maccus, John Maxwell, became chamberlain of Scotland before dying in 1241, to be succeeded by his brother Aylmer.

From Aylmer sprang many branches of the family throughout the south-west of Scotland.

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Clan Lands

Maxwell Lands

Maxwell Map

Maxwell Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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