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Origins Available: Scottish-Alt, Scottish


On the Scottish west coast, the MacLaine family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. 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 the Western Isles where the Clan held extensive lands on almost every island in the Western Hebrides.

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MacLaine Spelling Variations


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MacLaine Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacLean, MacLaine, MacLane, MacLeane, MacClean, MacClain, MacClaine, MacGhille Eoin (Gaelic) 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 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1411, 1500, 1745, 1560, 1630, 1582, 1658, 1604, 1666, 1620, 1651, 1649, 1651, 1645, 1674, 1651, 1674, 1650, 1687, 1670, 1716, 1674, 1716, 1745 and 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)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Hector MacLean, Lord of Dowart (c.1560-c.1630), Scottish Lord of the Clan MacLean; Francis Cleyn (Clein, Franz Klein) ( c. 1582-1658), a painter and tapestry designer; Sir John Maclean, 1st Baronet, (1604-1666); Sir Hector Maclean, 2nd Baronet of Morvern (c.1620-1651), the 18th Clan Chief of...

Another 62 words (4 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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MacLaine In Ireland


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MacLaine In Ireland



Some of the MacLaine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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
  • 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
  • Mark Maclaine, British film director, music producer, founder of Tutorfair
  • "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: Virtue mine honour
Motto Translation: Virtue is my honour.


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MacLaine Clan Badge


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MacLaine Clan Badge




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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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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.

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