Ross

ROSS MODERN RED  Modern  ROSS MODERN HUNTING  Hunting  Ross crest  Crest

Crest: A hand holding a garland of juniper Proper

Gaelic Name: Rôs

Motto: Spem Successus Alit (Success nourishes hope)

Badge: Juniper

Lands: Ross-shire, Ayrshire and Renfrewshire

Origin of Name: Placename, Ross-shire

The name Ross derives from the ancient Celtic word “Ros”, meaning “a promontory”, in this case the lands of Easter Ross. The clan is known to Highlanders as Clann Aindreas – the sons of Andrew. The traditional progenitor of the clan was Fearchar Mac an t Sagairt which is translated as “son of the priest”. Fearchar was created Earl of Ross in 1234, for services to Alexander II.

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