MacIntyre

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Gaelic Name: Mac-an-tSaoir

Motto: Per Ardua (Through difficulties)

Badge: White heather

Lands: Kintyre, Degnish, Glen Noe, and Badenoch

Origin of Name: Gaelic, ‘Son of the carpenter’

The name is derived from the Gaelic ‘Macan-T’saoir’ meaning ‘son of a carpenter’ which accounts for its occurrence throughout the Highlands. By the end of the 13th century the MacIntyres of Glen Noe were foresters to the Lord of Lorn. Some became bards, Duncan of Bàn, and families of MacIntyre became hereditary pipers. Originally the MacIntyres held their land by right of sword but they had acquired feudal obligations to the Campbells, which were purely symbolic until the 18th century. When the Campbells of Breadalbane imposed a rent that progressively grew too great, first Duncan, then Donald, 4th & 5th Chiefs respectively, emigrated to America by 1806.

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