Clan MacKintosh

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Welcome to Clan MacKintosh

Clan MacKintosh Team
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Team MembersBeth Golden, Darlene Athey-Hill, Dave McIntosh, Lynda Pollitt U.E.
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Clan Team

Team Goals

The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan MacKintosh together with members bearing the name MacKintosh, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan MacKintosh.

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  • promoting the entries of those bearing the name MacKintosh on Wikitree.
  • ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan MacKintosh.


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Clan Mackintosh

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Derived from the Gaelic "mac an tiosich" or "son of the leader or chief" (similar to the Irish "taoseach" or prime minister). The clan claim descent from the royal house of Duff, through Shaw, the second son of Duncan Macduff, Earl of Fife, of the royal house of Dalriada. Shaw was part of a force led by King Malcolm IV which repressed a rebellion in Moray in 1160. Granted lands in the valley of the river Findhorn, the lands of Petty became the centre of clan territory. The 5th chief led his clan at the Battle of Largs in 1263, during the reign of King Alexander III. His son was raised by his uncle, the Lord of the Isles and he married the daughter of the chief of Clan Chattan in Lochaber, extending the clan lands to Glenloy and Loch Arkaig. After that, the Clan Chattan, which developed into a loose confederation of independent clans, was usually led by a Mackintosh (though challenged on occasions by the Macphersons).

Clan Chief: John Lachlan MacIntosh of MacIntosh. 31st Chief of the Name and Arms of Clan MacIntosh. Succeeded in 1995.

Crest: A cat salient, proper, guardant, surrounded by a strap circlet & buckle
Motto: Touch not the cat bot a glove
Rallying Cry: "Loch Moigh"
Plant badge: Red Whortleberry
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Gaelic name: mac an toisich

Septs: Surnames regarded as septs (sub-branch) of the Mackintosh clan include Ayson, Crerar, Dallas, Doles, Elder, Esson, Glennie, Hardie, Hardy, Higginson, Hossack, MacAndrew, MacCartney, MacConchy, MacGlashan, MacHardie, MacHardy, MacKeggie, Mackieson, MacKilligan, MacLerie, MacNiven, MacRitchie, Niven, Noble, Paul, Ritchie, Smith, Thain, Tosh.

Names associated with the clan: Macintoshich Mac Toshy Macintosh Mackintoche Mackintoshie MacIntosh Mackinthoschey Mackyntoiche Mackyntoshe Makin Toshie Malcomtosh Malcometoshe Makynthoschey Mc yntosach Mc yntose Mc ynchosse M‘Colmetoshe M‘Intosche M‘intosh M‘Intosh M‘Kintoschis M‘Kintoschissone M‘Kintoisch M‘Kintoshe M‘Kyntoshe M‘Kyntoschey M‘Kyntoysschis M‘Kyntoshy Mackintosh Makintoshe Makintoich Makkintoshe Makintoishe Makintosche Mc anetosche Mc Kintoche Mc Intosche Mc Intoshe Mc Intosh Mc intosh M‘Intoshe M‘inthoschie M‘inthosych M‘Kintoshe M‘Kintosshe M‘Kintosche M‘Kyntosy M‘yntossich M‘yntosche M‘Kyntoshchey

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