The ancestors of the first family to use the name MacLaggind were thought to have lived among the Boernician
tribe of ancient Scotland
. They lived in Logan, near Auchinleck. These place names derive from the Gaelic word lagan,
meaning "a hollow."
Early Origins of the MacLaggind family
The surname MacLaggind 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 MacLaggind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacLaggind research.Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1424, 1555, 1606, 1609, 1634, 1692 and are included under the topic Early MacLaggind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacLaggind Spelling Variations
Before the printing press and the first dictionaries appeared, names and other words were often spelled differently every time they were written. MacLaggind has appeared under the variations Logan, Loggan, Loganaich, MacLennan and many more.
Early Notables of the MacLaggind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacLaggind family to Ireland
Some of the MacLaggind family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 253 words (18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacLaggind family to the New World and Oceana
The Scots who crossed the Atlantic were often on the run from poverty as well as persecution. They brought little with them, and often had nothing of their home country to hand down to their children. In the 20th century, Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Boernician
Scots to recover their lost national legacy. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name MacLaggind were among those contributors: 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 MacLaggind 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.