MacPherson Crest & Coats of Arms

MacPherson Clan Crest 

Crest Description: A cat sejant, Proper


MacPherson Coats of Arms

A note on Coats of Arms:
Under Scottish heraldic law a coat of arms is awarded to an individual (with the exception of civic or corporate arms) . There is no such thing as a ‘family coat of arms’ The arms represented below are personal arms (with the above exceptions). Only the individual granted these arms has the right to use them.  for more information see our pages on heraldry here:


MacPHERSON of Cluny
Per fesse, Or and Azure, a lymphad, of the first, with her sails furled, oars in action, and mast and tackiling, all Proper, flagged flying, Gules; in the dexter chief point a hand, couped, grasping a dagger, point upwards, Gules; in the sinister chief a cross crosslet fitcée, of the last.


Roderick Gordon Murdoch Macpherson, Niagara Herald Extraordinary
Arms: Azure, a lymphad, sails furled, oars in action Or, flagged Argent with a saltire of the First, on a chief of the Second an ivy leaf Vert between a dexter hand couped grasping a dagger point upwards and a cross crosslet fitchee Gules, all within a bordure of the Last.
Crest: A demi cat rampant guardant Proper, holding in its dexter paw an ivy leaf Vert
Matriculated: The Court of the Lord Lyon, 14th October 1969. Lyon Register, volume 54, folio 21.