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Macdonald of Glengarry

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A branch of the Clan Donald, Lord of the Isles, Captain of Clanranald

Macdonald of Glengarry (MacDonald, MacDonnell or MacDonell of Glengarry)

As the Clan grew divisions were formed and independance followed. MacDonald of Glenarry originates from Donald, "Dòmhnall Mac Raghnuill", grandson of John, Lord of the Isles, from his son Ranald (Reginald).

The family name continued as MacDonald until the patent of nobility was granted to Aeneas, the ninth of Glengarry, who succeeded his grandfather in 1645, and was raised to the Scottish peerage, in 1660, by the title of Lord MacDonell and Aros. This is stated to be the origin of the name of MacDonell, McDonell or McDonnell, the orthography varying according to the usage of different families descended from the Glengarry branch.[1]

Refer to the list of Clan Chiefs

Crest: A raven perched on a rock
Slogan: Creagan an Fhithich (The raven's rock).
Region: Highlands
District: Ross
Plant badge: Common Heath
Pipe music:
Gaelic name: MacDhomhnuill

Macdonald of Glengarry (Macdonell of Glengarry)

Crest Badge Arms Lands Tartan
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Septs: Alexander, Sanderson.

See also:


  1. History of the Clan Donald, The Families of MacDonald, McDonald and McDonnell by Henry Lee,New York, 1920. http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofclandon00leeh#page/57/mode/2up

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