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Gaelic Name: MacLaomainn

Motto: Ne parcas nec spernas (Neither spare nor dispose)

Badge: Crab Apple Tree

Lands: Argyll and Cowal

Origin of Name: Norse, Lawman

This clan descends from the original Scots who crossed the sea from Ireland, where their original name meant ‘lawgiver’, to found the kingdom of Dalriada. The kindred of Comgall is mentioned as one of the three principal kindreds in the ancient ‘Account Of The Men Of Scotland’. Its territory, Cowal, still known by that name although once stretching to Bute and Arran, had in 1200 a chief called Fearchar. His sons Duncan and Malcolm granted lands to the monks of Paisley. The name Lamont was formed from that of Malcolm’s son Ladman . Duncan and Malcolm established their chief seats at the strong Castles of Toward and Ascog.


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