Boernician clans and families. They lived in Logan, near Auchinleck. These place names derive from the Gaelic word lagan, from lag meaning "a hollow."
Early Origins of the McLaggan family
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 of England 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 McLaggan family
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McLaggan Spelling Variations
spelling variations are extremely common in Boernician names of this vintage. McLaggan has been spelled Logan, Loggan, Loganaich, MacLennan and many more.
Early Notables of the McLaggan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McLaggan family to Ireland
Some of the McLaggan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McLaggan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McLaggan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
McLaggan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name McLaggan (post 1700)
The McLaggan 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.
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