Clan MacDuff

Basic Info.

MacDuff Clan Crest

MacDuff Clan Crest


Gaelic Name: MacDhuibh
Motto: Deus Juvat (God assists)
Badge: Red whortleberry
Lands: Fife, Lothian, Strathbran, and Strathbogie
Origin of Name: Gaelic, Dubh (Black)
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan

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MacDuff Tartan

MacDuff Modern

MacDuff Modern

MacDuff Clan tartan

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Clan History

The round tower of Abernethy

The round tower of Abernethy

MacDuff History

Clan Duff originated from the Royal Scoto-Pictish line, of which Queen Gruoch stood as its senior representative. She and her second husband, MacBeth, would be immortalised by William Shakespeare in literature.

Her son succeeded the throne but was murdered in 1058, whereby Malcolm Canmore won the throne.

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Clan Lands

MacDuff Lands

MacDuff Map

MacDuff Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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