Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans

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9780702807732: Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans
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(PROVIDING an invaluable guide to the surnames of Scotland each entry in this book covers the history, areas of family lands, castles and tartans (ancient and modem) associated with the powerful clans of the Highlands - and the great families of the Lowlands. The authors extensive Introduction puts clan development into historical context. There are 240 tartan patterns and over 70 photographs of clan and family lands and their castles in full colour. Additional photographs highlight famous clan personalities. The clan armorial crest illustrations and the designs for the Matriculated Standards of the Clan Chiefs of Scotland are the work of the late heraldic artist, Don Pottinger LVO MA (Hons) DA. Malcolm lnnes of Edingight CVO, Lord Lyon King of Arms, has contributed an authoritative Foreword: The six pages of maps indicating die location of spheres of influence of families, about the turn of the 18th century were compiled by the. late Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk and are supplemented by ah extensive cross index of sept names.
Recent years have seen the revival of clan and family societies throughout the world and this book provides a fascinating, comprehensive and useful guide to all those who wish to know more about their Scottish ancestors)

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