MacLaggand was first used as a surname by the descendents of the Boernician
clans of Scotland
. The MacLaggand family lived in Logan, near Auchinleck. These place names derive from the Gaelic word lagan,
meaning "a hollow."
Early Origins of the MacLaggand family
The surname MacLaggand was first found in Ayrshire
where they first appeared in the records in the village of Logan in 1204. A number of Logans swore an oath of allegiance to Edward I
when he conquered Scotland
in 1296: Thurbrend Logan (Lord of Crougar), Lord of Crougar in Cunningham; Phillip Logan of Montrose; Walter Logan of Lanarkshire; and Andrew Logan of Wigtown
. In 1329, Sir Robert Logan and Sir Walter Logan were killed in Spain
while accompanying Sir James Douglas to the Holy Land with the heart of Bruce (thus the Clan's Crest). They were attempting to fulfill Robert the Bruce's request to have his heart buried in the Holy Land.
Early History of the MacLaggand family
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MacLaggand Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages simply spelled according to sound. The result is an enormous number of spelling variations
among names that evolved in that era. MacLaggand has been spelled Logan, Loggan, Loganaich, MacLennan and many more.
Early Notables of the MacLaggand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacLaggand family to Ireland
Some of the MacLaggand family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the MacLaggand family to the New World and Oceana
Most of the Boernician-Scottish families who came to North America settled on the eastern seaboard of what would become the United States and Canada. Families who wanted a new order stayed south in the War of Independence
, while those who were still loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, the ancestors of these families have gone on to rediscover their heritage through Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name MacLaggand or a variant listed above: David Logan who settled in Virginia in 1740; John Logan with his wife and two children settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765; Andrew, Bernard, David, George, Hugh, James, John, Patrick, Robert, Samuel and William Logan, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
The MacLaggand Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Hoc majorum virtus
Motto Translation: This is the valour of my ancestors.