Boyd

Boyd Tartan & Clan

The original Boyd is said to have been Robert, the Nephew of Walter Allan, the first High Steward of Scotland. This story has been challenged however, as the High Stewards of Scotland are of Norman origin and it's thought that it would be unlikely for someone of Norman origin to pick a Celtic nickname for their family.

Clan Boyd Crest & Motto

Boyd

"Confido"

I trust
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Boyd TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Boyd NAME MEAN?
The name Boyd is thought to be a descriptive name, coming from the Gaelic, "Buidhe", meaning "fair" or "yellow".

WHERE DOES THE Boyd CLAN HAIL FROM?
The original Boyd family were vassals of the de Morevilles, a powerful Anglo-Norman family with estates in the Lowlands whom the Boyds probably accompanied from England.

Sir Robert Boyd was one of the commanders of the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 and was one of the main supporters of Bruce. He was rewarded with land including Kirkmarnock, Bodington and areas of Ayrshire.