MacArthur  Crest & Coats of Arms

MacArthur Clan Crest:

Crest Description: Two laurel branches in orle Proper


MacArthur 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:


MacARTHUR of that Ilk
Azure, three ancient crowns, Or.

James Edward Moir MacArthur of that Ilk
Arms: Azure, three ancient crowns Or
Crest: two branches of bay in orle Proper
Matriculated: The Court of the Lord Lyon. By interlocutor, 28th August 2002.
In August 2002, the Lord Lyon approved the petition of James MacArthur of Milton, making him the first Chief of Clan Arthur for over 220 years. James MacArthur has served as Commander of the Clan for ten years. The previous Clan Chief, Charles MacArthur of Tirivadich died with no apparent heir.

University of Sydney
he Hon James Macarthur’s coat of arms on the Science Road-facing side wall of the Great Hall. His initials are carved at bottom right.