MURRAY CLAN
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There are several spelling variations for the Clan Murray surname. Included are families (known as Septs) with different surnames from the original Clan name. Throughout the centuries, surnames have continued to “develop” often leading to astonishing variants of the original Murray spelling. 

The Murray Clan Crest which, all members are entitled to wear, is from the crest on the top of the Clan Murray Chief’s “Coat of Arms”. The complete Murray Coat of Arms is displayed only by the Clan Chief and passes down directly to his eldest son. The wearing of your Clan Murray Chief’s Crest, is a way of honoring your Chief, your Clan association and your Scottish Family Ancestry. We make this range of Clan Murray Crest Jewelry and Clan Murray Crest as your link to your Scottish bloodline. 

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MURRAY CLAN History
MURRAY CLAN

 

Clan Chief:             Bruce George Ronald Murray 12th Duke of Atholl

Origin of Name:    Placename Morayshire (Sea Board settlement)

Gaelic Name:         Mac Mhuirich

Clan Crest:            A mermaid with a mirror and comb

Clan Motto:           Tout Pret (Quite ready).

Lands:                    Atholl, Perthshire

 

Clan Murray, one of the most powerful and honoured Clans in the history of Scotland, are descended from Freskin, described as a 12th Century Pictish-Scottish lord from the ancient race of Moray. This noble blood has flowed through the veins of the Murrays down through the centuries, and the great Clan Murray name shines brightly in the volumes of Scotland's history. 

The Clan's original lands in West Lothian and Moray were greatly added to by the successes of the Murrays over the years, and grew to include Lanark, Tullibardine and Atholl. Clan Murray even achieved the sole sovereignty of the Isle of Man in 1736, issuing their own coinage and holding their own Parliament as the supreme Lords of Man.



The strength and prosperity of Clan Murray is evidenced by the numerous honours bestowed upon them by the Crown of Scotland. Among other titles, the Chiefs of the Clan have achieved the distinction of becoming the Dukes of Atholl, Marquesses of Tullibardine, and at earlier times, Lords of Bothwell and Lords of Man. However, this venerable tradition is not limited to the Chiefs of Clan Murray. Other members of the Clan have established their own dynasties for the honour of the Murrays, acquiring the Earldom of Dunmore, the Earldom of Dysart, the Earldom of Mansfield, the Earldom of Annandale, and the Baronetcy of Ochtertyre.

The proud heritage of the Clan Murray have led them to be steadfast champions of the Crown of Scotland, and Murrays have fought valiantly in many of Scotland's battles. Sir Andrew Murray commanded the Scottish forces in the Wars of Independence, until he laid down his life to achieve the 1297 victory of Stirling Bridge. This loyal tradition continued with the Murrays' support of the Stuart monarchs in the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745, with Sir George Murray being renowned as among the greatest generals of Bonnie Prince Charlie's army. In the history of the Jacobite campaign, it is Sir George who was chosen to unfurl the Prince's Royal Standard at Glenfinnan in August, 1745. The 10th Duke of Atholl resides at the ancient Clan seat of Blair Castle in Pitlochry.

The Duke is celebrated for being the only British subject who has the right to maintain a private army, the Atholl Highlanders, harking back to the Murrays' days of military prominence.

The Murray Clan Crest is a mermaid with a mirror and comb, the proud Murray clan motto, “Tout Pret” meaning (Quite ready).

Our Scottish Heritage is the common bond that unites our Murray family name forever.