Clan Vans

Basic Info.

Vans Clan Crest

Vans Clan Crest


Crest: On a chapeau, Azure, furred Ermine a lion rampant, Proper, holding in his paws a balance, Gules
Motto: Be Faithful
Historic Seat: Dirleton Castle, East Lothian
Region: Lowlands
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan

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Vans Tartan

Galloway District

Galloway District

Galloway District tartan (there is no registered tartan for this clan)

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Clan History

Direlton Castle

Direlton Castle

Vans History

The surname Vans actually originates from an early error when recording the name Vaus, and the u was mistaken for an n. However, it is not certain when this happened.
In 1467, the rents of the barons of Wigtownshire were retoured, and it was Robert the Vanss who was directed to do this.
There was (or possibly still is) an old family of Vans of Barnbarroch in Wigtownshire. The first person of this family was a nephew of William de Vaus of Direlton who, sometime around 1384, married an heiress of Barnbarroch.

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Clan Lands

Vans Lands


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