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Origins Available: Scottish-Alt, Scottish



Multiple Origins for the Surname MacLaine


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Clan Maclaine of Lochbuie is a branch of the Scottish Clan MacLean. The surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Gille Eathain, a patronymic name meaning "son of the servant of Saint John." The Clan is descended from Eachan Reaganach, (brother of Lachlan the progenitor of the Macleans of Duart). These two brothers were both descended from Gilleathain na Tuaidh, known as 'Gillian of the Battleaxe', a famed warrior of the 5th century. Eachan, or Hector was given the lands of Lochbuie from John, the first Lord of the Isles, some time in the 14th century.

MacLaine Early Origins



The surname MacLaine was first found in on the Isle of Mull, an island of the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland.

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MacLaine Spelling Variations


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MacLaine Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacLean, MacLain, MacLaine, MacLane, MacLeane, MacClean, MacClain, MacClaine, MacGhille Eoin, Macklin, MacCleane, McKleane, McCleant, McCleind, McCleand, McClaink, McClaing, Cleind, MacClean, McCleen, McCleane, McClean, McClaine, McClain, Macklaim, Leand, Leind, MacClaine, Leane and many more.

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MacLaine Early History


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MacLaine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacLaine research. Another 655 words (47 lines of text) covering the years 1386, 1470, 1538, 1645, 1470, 1538, 1650 and 1687 are included under the topic Early MacLaine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacLaine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacLaine Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacLaine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacLaine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Archibald MacLaine, who came to North Carolina in 1750
  • Murdoch Maclaine, who came to Boston in 1775
  • Archibald Maclaine, who landed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1775

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacLaine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacLaine (post 1700)



  • Jenna Maclaine, American author
  • Shirley MacLaine (b. 1934), born Shirley MacLean Beaty, stage name of the multiple award winning American film, television and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author
  • Mark Maclaine, British film director, music producer, founder of Tutorfair
  • Lorne Gillean Iain Maclaine of Lochbuie (b. 1945), Scottish 26th hereditary Chief of Clan Maclaine of Lochbuie and Feudal Baron of Moy
  • Gillean Robert Maclaine of Lochbuie (1921-1970), Scottish 25th hereditary Chief of Clan Maclaine of Lochbuie and Feudal Baron of Moy
  • "Captain" James MacLaine (1724-1750), English notorious highwayman with his accomplice William Plunkett known as the "Gentleman Highwayman"

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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: Vincere vel mori
Motto Translation: To conquer or die.


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MacLaine Clan Badge


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MacLaine Clan Badge




MacLaine Clan Badge
MacLaine Clan Badge

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name MacLaine
Maclain, Maclaine, Mcclain, Mcclaine, McLain, McLaine and more.

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MacLaine Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The MacLaine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacLaine Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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