McGregor Family Crest/Coat of Arms and meaning

 

 McGregor Coat of ArmsCrest badge: The crest badge suitable for members of Clan Gregor to wear consists of the chief’s heraldic crest and slogan. The chief’s crest is: a lion’s head erased Proper, crowned with an antique crown Or.

The chief’s slogan within the crest badge is ‘S RIOGHAL MO DHREAM, which translates from Scottish Gaelic to “Royal is my race.”

Crest badge: The crest badge suitable for members of Clan Gregor to wear consists of the chief’s heraldic crest and slogan. The chief’s crest is: a lion’s head erased Proper, crowned with an antique crown Or.

The chief’s slogan within the crest badge is ‘S RIOGHAL MO DHREAM, which translates from Scottish Gaelic to “Royal is my race.”

The Clan Gregor held lands in Glen Orchy, Glenlochy and Glenstrae. 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 a tradition that Gregor was the son of Kenneth MacAlpin,which is supported by the Scottish historian, William Forbes Skene, but there is no evidence to support this tradition.It is possible that he might have been Griogair, son of Dungal, who was allegedly co-ruler of Alba.

Most modern historians have agreed that the first chief of Clan Gregor was Gregor of the golden bridles. His son was Iain Camm One eye, who succeeded as the second chief sometime before 1390.

The barony of Loch Awe which included much of the MacGregor lands was granted to the chief of Clan Campbell by Robert the Bruce. The Campbells had already built Kilchurn Castle which controlled the gateway to the western Highlands and they harried the MacGregors who were forced to retire deeper into their lands until they were restricted to Glenstrae.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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