Clan MacGregor


Clan MacGregor Seal


Clan MacGregor Tartan

Clan Gregor, or Clan McGregor, Clan MacGregor or Clan M’Gregor is a Highland Scottish clan. Outlawed for nearly two hundred years after losing their lands in a long power struggle with the Clan Campbell, the Clan Gregor claims descent from Constantin and wife and cousin Malvina, first son of Doungallas and wife Spontana (daughter of a High King of Ireland) and grandson of Giric, the third son of Alpín mac Echdach, the father of Kenneth Mcalpin, the first King of Scotland, a descent which is proclaimed in the motto, ‘S Rioghal Mo Dhream, translated as Royal is my Race.

The surname MacGregor is an Anglicization of the Gaelic Mac Griogair meaning “son of Griogar”. The personal name Griogar is a Gaelic form of the personal name Gregory. The Clan Gregor is believed to have originated in Scotland during the 9th century. The MacGregors suggest that they take their name from Gregor (derived from the Latin ‘Gregorius’ and the Late-Greek ‘Gregorios’ which means “Alert, Watchful, or Vigilant”). Gregor is said to be a son of the Scottish king Alpin II Mac Eochaidh and younger brother of Kenneth MacAlpin, the now famous Scottish king who first united Scotland in A.D. 843. Alpin II was the son of Eochaidh VI ‘the Poisonous,’ High King of Scots, by his marriage to his cousin, the Pictish Princess Royal, and thus had claims to the Scottish and Pictish Thrones.

Years Attended: 2011


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