Clan Russell

Basic Info.

Russell Clan Crest

Russell Clan Crest


Crest: A goat Passant, holding in the month a thistle Proper
Motto: Che Sara Sara (What will be, will be)
Historic Seat: Aden, Aberdeenshire
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan


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Russell Tartan

Russell Modern

Russell Modern

Russell Clan tartan

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Clan History

Russell History

The surname Russell, or Russel, is believed to have personal origins, rather than territorial. The name in Scots occurs twice with ‘dictus’ and never with the prefix ‘de’, it is thought that it is a diminutive of rous, meaning ‘red’. Infact, in one of Chaucer’s tales, he calls a fox ‘Daun Russel’, referring to its reddish colour.

A charter to the Abbey of Paisley by Walter filius Alani, sometime between 1164 and 1177, was witnessed by Walter Russell.
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Clan Lands

Russell Lands


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