Clan Oliphant

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Welcome to Clan Oliphant

The Oliphants were a Norman family who first held lands in England around Northampton. David de Olifard is commonly held to be the progenitor of the clan. In the 12th century he was granted lands in Roxburghshire, Scotland by the Earl of Huntingdon who later became King David I of Scotland. He was granted these lands for saving the King’s life at the Battle of Winchester in 1114.

Clan Oliphant Team
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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 Oliphant together with members bearing the name Oliphant, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Oliphant.

Team To Do List

This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:

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


Clan History

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Clan Research and Free Space Pages

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Image Credits and Acknowledgements

Information below this line should be summarized and incorporated into this Team page. Detailed information should be moved to additional Clan pages.

Clan Chief: Richard Eric Oliphant of that Ilk, 34th Chief of Clan Oliphant. Succeeded in 2003. 1st Clan Chief since 1751. Also 12th Chieftain of the Condie Branch.

Crest: A unicorn’s head couped Argent armed and manned Or

Motto: A tout pouvoir (Provide for all)


Region: Perth


Plant badge: Maple leaf

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Clan branches:

Oliphant of Oliphant Oliphant of Condie Oliphant of Gask Oliphant of Rossie Oliphant of Bachilton Oliphant of Kellie

Septs: Melville

Names associated with the clan:

David Olifard Laurence, 1st Lord Oliphant Laurence Oliphant, 3rd Lord Oliphant Lord Oliphant William Oliphant, Lord Newton William Oliphant, Lord of Aberdalgie Margaret Oliphant Thomas Oliphant (musician and artist) Laurence Oliphant, 8th of Condie Sir Anthony Oliphant Laurence Oliphant (author) Major General Sir Laurence James Oliphant James Oliphant Sir Lancelot Oliphant Laurence Oliphant (Jacobite)

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Oliphant tartan
Oliphant tartan


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