Duncan Tartan & Clan

The personal name Duncan can be found on Scotland’s oldest records in its Gaelic form Donnchadh. Among these records is a reference to the death in 717 of Dunchad, the eleventh Abbot of Iona. In 965 the killing of the Abbot of Dunkeld is recorded, showing his name to be Duchad. When Duncan I took the Scottish throne, his grandfather had the blood of several relatives on his hands, having murdered the way clear for Duncan.

Clan Duncan Crest & Motto

Duncan

"Disce Pati"

It is not
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Duncan TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Duncan NAME MEAN?
The Gaelic word "donn" means brown and "cath" means warrior.

WHERE DOES THE Duncan CLAN HAIL FROM?
Angus

Two kings of Scotland in the 11th century bore the name Duncan; Duncan I and Duncan II, and the name was initially a forename rather than a surname. The surnames Duncan and Robertson or Clann Donnachaidh have similar origins, being descended from the ancient earls of Atholl and took their name from Donnachaidh Reamhar who led the clan at the Battle of Bannockburn (June 24, 1314)