MacDonald Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History

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Variations of this name: McDonald, Macdonal.

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1) (ancient Lords of the Isles). Or, an eagle displ. with two heads gu. (some have the eagle with only one head) surmounted by a lymphad sa. in the dexter chief point a dexter hand couped gu. Crest—A raven sa. standing on a rock az.
2) (Slate, Isle of Skye, bart., 1625). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. a lion ramp. gu.; 2nd, or, a dexter arm in armour couped in fess ppr. the hand holding a cross crosslet fitchée gu.; 3rd, or, a lymphad, oars and sails sa. flags flying gu.; 4th, vert a salmon naiant ppr.
3) (Bosville-Macdonald, Baron Macdonald, of Slate, co. Antrim). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, counterquartered, as the last; 2nd and 3rd, ar. five fusils in fess gu. in chief three bears’ heads sa., for Bosville. Crest—A dexter arm in armour couped in fess ppr. the hand also ppr. holding across crosslet fitchée gu. Supporters—Two leopards ppr. collared or. Motto—Per mare, per terras.
4) (East Sheen, co. Surrey, bart.). Quarterly, 1st, ar. a lion ramp. gu.; 2nd, or, a hand in armour holding a cross crosslet fitchée gu.; 3rd, a row-galley, the sails furled sa.; 4th, ar. a salmon naiant in fesse ppr. Crest—A hand in armour holding a cross crosslet fitchée gu. Motto—Per mare, per terras.
5) (Moydart, Scotland, Captain of Clanranald). Quarterly, 1st, ar. a lion ramp. gu. armed or; 2nd, or, a dexter hand couped fessways, holding a cross crosslet fitchée gu.; 3rd, or, a lymphad, oars in saltire sa. and in base a ealmon naiant in a sea vert; 4th, ar. an oak tree vert surmounted by an eagle or. Crest—A castle triple-towered ar. masoned sa. and issuing from the centre tower a dexter arm in armour embowed, grasping a sword all ppr. Mottoes— Over the crest: My hope is constant in thee; below the shield: Dhandeon co Heiragha.
6) (Largie; heiress m. Lockhart, of Carnwath). Quarterly, 1st, or, a lion ramp. gu.; 2nd, or, a dexter hand issuing from the left of the shield ppr. holding a cross crosslet fitchee gu.; 3rd, ar. a lymphad, sails furled and oars in saltire sa.; 4th, vert a salmon naiant in fess ppr. Crest—A dexter arm from the shoulder ppr. holding a dagger in pale ppr. Mottoes—Over the crest: Semper pugnare paratus; below the shield: Pro patria.
7) (Sir John MacDonald, K.C.B., 1818). As Slate, within a canton gu. charged with a mural crown or, in the first quarter. Crest—Out of an eastern crown or, a cubit arm erect ppr. encircled by a laurel wreath vert, in the hand a dagger erect also ppr. hilted and pommelled or.
8) (General Sir John MacDonald, G.C.B., 1849). Quarterly, as Slate, within a bordure gu. Crest and Motto, as Lord Macdonald.
9) (St. Martin's, co. Perth, 1849). Quarterly, as Slate, within a bordure az. charged with two mascles in chief ar. and a boar's head erased in base or. Crest—A demi lion gu. holding in his dexter paw a hand ppr. Motto—Per mare, per terras.
10) (Foote-MacDonald, heir of line of Knoydart, 1850). Quarterly, as Slate, within a bordure gu. charged with three antique crowns or. Crest and Motto, as Lord Macdonald.
11) (Craig-na-Gower, co. Argyll, 1875). Quarterly, 1st, or, a lion ramp. gu.; 2nd, or, a dexter hand fessways couped at the wrist, holding a cross crosslet fitchée gu.; 3rd, or, a lymphad, sails furled sa.; 4th, per fess ar. and vert a salmon naiant ppr. Crest—A dexter arm in armour fessways couped below the elbow ppr. the hand holding a cross crosslet fitchée gu. Motto—Per mare, per terras.
12) (Holland, 1685). Quarterly, 1st, ar. a lion ramp. gu.; 2nd, az. a dexter hand couped fessways, holding a cross crosslet fitchée ar.; 3rd, or, a galley, oars in galtire sa.; 4th, per fess wavy ar. and vert, in base a fish naiant of the first, all within a bordure quarterly gu. and ar. Crest—The Holy Bible expanded ppr. Motto—Coelestia sequor.
13) (Edinburgh, 1878). Quarterly, ar. and or, in the first quarter a lion ramp. gu.; in the second a dexter hand couped fesseways, holding a cross crosslet fitchee of the last; in the third a lymphad, sails furled and oars in saltire sa.; in the fourth a salmon naiant ppr. overall on a fesse of the third a cushion of the second. Crest—A dexter hand holding a dirk erect ppr. Motto—Nec tempore nec fato.

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