This beautiful MacKintosh Clan Crest pendant by Scot Jewelry bears the motto `TOUCH NOT THE CAT BOT A GLOVE'; the crest shows a leaping wildcat. The pendant measures about 17mm across.
There are many spelling variations for the Clan MacKintosh surname, including MacIntosh, McIntosh and McKintosh. Mac and Mc are interchangeable (Mac in Gaelic means 'son of'). 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 MacKintosh spelling. Spelling include McKintosh MacIntosh and McIntosh
The MacKintosh Clan Crest, which all members are entitled to wear when the crest badge is encircled by a belt and buckle, is from the crest on the top of the Clan MacKintosh Chief’s Coat of Arms. The complete MacKintosh Coat of Arms is displayed only by the Clan Chief and passes down directly to their heir. The wearing of your Clan MacKintosh Chief’s Crest badge is a way of honoring your Chief, your Clan association and your Scottish family ancestry.