Clan Gregor or Clan MacGregor ([ˈkʰl̪ˠãũn̪ˠ ˈɣɾʲikɪɾʲ]) is a Highland Scottish clan that claims an origin in the early 800s. The clan’s most famous member is Rob Roy MacGregor of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Is MacGregor Irish or Scottish?
McGregor, also spelled MacGregor, is a Scottish surname. The name is an Anglicised form of the Scottish Gaelic MacGriogair. The Gaelic name was originally a patronym, and means “son of Griogar”. The Gaelic personal name Griogar is a Gaelicised form of the name Gregory.
What part of Scotland is the MacGregor clan from?
The original home of the Clan MacGregor was in an historic and picturesque part of Scotland near Glasgow, Stirling and Loch Lomond. This clan claims descent from Griogar, third son of King Alpin, who ascended the Celtic Scottish Throne about 787 A. D. They were an untamable and war-like tribe.
How many McGregor’s are there?
In the United States, the name McGregor is the 2,324th most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name.
Why was the MacGregor clan outlawed?
The name of this ‘wicked and unhappy’ clan was banned in the early 1600s after its members killed more than 140 rival clansmen at Glen Fruin near Loch Lomond. Following the bloodshed, James VI, in a bid to dismantle the clan, forced MacGregors – and Gregors – to drop their name or risk punishment by death.
What is the MacGregor motto?
‘S Rioghal Mo Dhream
The clan motto is “’S Rioghal Mo Dhream” (“Royal is my race”).
What is MacGregor tartan?
The MacGregor tartan colours are red, green and white. This tartan is known as the modern and it’s by far the most popular MacGregor design. We also stock the ancient and weathered variations of this sett (pattern), the hunting tartans and the Rob Roy design.
Is McGregor a royalty?
According to Iain Moncreiffe the MacGregors were descended from an ancient Celtic royal family, through the Abbots of Glendochart. This is alluded to in the clan’s motto: “Royal is my race”. There is also a tradition that Gregor was the brother of Kenneth MacAlpin.
Is McGregor royal blood?
Their motto is “Royal is my race” or S Rrioghal Mo Dhream. The family are thought to have descended from an ancient Celtic royal family. Conor added: “‘S Rrioghal Mo Dhream’ ‘Royal is my race’, King McGregor.”