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Clan McLaurin

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There are two lines of MacLaren, one from Perthshire and the other, the MacLaurins, are said to have once owned the Isle of Tiree. The nave clan lands of the former are in Strathearn and Balquhidder, where the MacLaren Chiefs were Hereditary Abbots of Achtow. The Argyllshire MacLarens of Tiree (Clan Labhruinn) are said to descend from Lorn, son of Fergus Mor Mac Erc, King of Dalriada in the 6th century.

Surname: Surname distribution in Scotland: The MacLaren name is most commonly found in Highland (an amalgamation of the historic counties of Caithness, Inverness-shire, Nairnshire, Ross and Cromarty and Sutherland) and Perth and Kinross (Perthshire and Kinross-shire).
Chief: Donald MacLaren of MacLaren and Achleskine
Crest: A lion's head erased Sable crowned with an antique crown of six (four visible) points Or, between two branches of laurel issuing from the Wreath at either side of the head both Proper
Motto: CREAG AN TUIRC.[203] [from Scottish Gaelic: "The boar's rock"
Slogan: CREAG AN TUIRC.[203] [from Scottish Gaelic: "The boar's rock"
Region: Clan McLaurin is a Highland Scottish clan.[1] Traditional clan lands include the island of Tiree and the old parish of Balquhidder which includes the villages of Lochearnhead and Strathyre, and is about 18 miles long and 7 miles broad spanning 54,675 acres, long known as "Maclaren Country".
District: Clan MacLaurin were widely spread throughout Appin and south to Loch Etive.
Plant badge: Laurel
Pipe music:
Gaelic name: Clan Labhran

Septs: M’laren, Maclaren, Maclaurin, Maclauren, Mclaren, Mclaurin, Mcleran, Mclaran, Mcloran, McClarin, McClaren, McClarence, Mclarence, Mclaurence, Mclawrence, Lawrence, Laurence, Lawrin, Law, Lawson, Low, Lowe, Lawrie, Laurie, Lowery, Lowry, Lowrey, Faed, Paterson, Patterson, Pattison, Peterson, Patrick, McPhater, MacPatrick, MacRory, McCrory, McGory, MacRuari, MacGrory, MacIntyre, Wright, McFater

Names associated with the clan: Colin MacLaurin (1698-1746) was born in Argyll. He became Professor of Mathematics at Aberdeen University, then at Edinburgh University, and wrote Geometrica Organica. Charles MacLaren (1782-1866) was born at Ormiston in East Lothian. He was the first editor of The Scotsman newspaper and edited The Encyclopaedia Britannica (6th edition). Duncan MacLaren (1800-86) was Lord Provost of Edinburgh from 1851-04, and served as Member of Parliament from Edinburgh from 1865-81. Bruce McLaren ( 1937 -70), born in Auckland, New Zealand, of Scottish descent, was founder of the McLaren Formula One Racing Team.

Places of Interest: Balquhidder Church, Perthshire. Ruins of 13th century church associated with the Clan. Achleskine, Loch Voil, Perthshire. Held by the MacLarens until 1892

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