Clan MacBean

Basic Info.

MacBean Clan Crest

MacBean Clan Crest


Gaelic Name: MacBheathain
Motto: Touch not the cat bot a targe
Badge: Red whortleberry or Boxwood
Lands: Dores, Inverness-shire
Origin of Name: Son of Beatham
Clan Chief: James McBain of McBain

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MacBean Tartan

MacBean Modern

MacBean Modern

MacBean Clan tartan

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Clan History

Culloden Memorial Cairn

Culloden Memorial Cairn

MacBean History

The Gaelic ‘Ban’ or Bain means ‘fair’ and with Scottish blood made up with so much Norse and Germanic stock this descriptive term could have been applied to many people. Indeed the name is found associated with several clans in many districts.

Through various Gaelic manipulations the three forms of the name have become MacBean, McVean and MacBain.

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Clan Lands

MacBean Lands

MacBean Map

MacBean Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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