The 'Braes o' Forbes' were once entirely overrun with bears and therefore uninhabitable. Oconachar (the founder of the clan) slew the bears and claimed the land for his people.
Clan Forbes Crest & Motto
"Grace Me Guide"
Forbes Dress Modern
WHAT DOES THE Forbes NAME MEAN?
The name Forbes is most likely to have come from the lands of Forbes, Aberdeenshire.
WHERE DOES THE Forbes CLAN HAIL FROM?
Clan Forbes come from Aberdeenshire
The Forbes clans plant badge is Broom