Clan MacNab

All about Clan MacNab, the history, the MacNab Clan Crest, Clan MacNab tartan, Clan legends and the lands of Clan MacNab.

Basic Info.

MacNab Clan Crest

MacNab Clan Crest

Clan MacNab

Crest: The head of a savage affrontée Proper
Motto: Timor Ommis Abesto (Let fear be far from all)
Badge: Stone bramble or common heath
Lands: Killin
Historic Seat: MacNab Castle
Clan Chief: Jamie Macnab of Macnab

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MacNab Tartan

MacNab Modern

MacNab Modern

MacNab Clan tartan

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Clan History

Doune Castle held the 15th chief prisoner in 1745

Doune Castle held the 15th chief prisoner in 1745

MacNab History

The name MacNab comes from the Gaelic Mac an Abu, meaning “the son of abbot”. This suggests, very strongly, that the founder of the Clan MacNab belonged to the clerical profession. It is believed that he was the Abbot of Glendochart.

During the 13th and 14th centuries, the MacNabs were a relatively large clan. They, along with the MacDougalls, opposed Robert the Bruce’s struggle for the Scottish crown.

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Clan Lands

MacNab Lands

MacNab Map

MacNab Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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