Gow Tartan & Clan

The Gow family are part of the Chattan Conferderation and are a sept of Clan Macpherson.

Clan Gow Crest & Motto

Macpherson

"Touch Not the Cat Bot a Glove"

OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Gow TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Gow NAME MEAN?
In Gaelic Scotland the blacksmith was known as Gobha, from which came the name Gow, and “son of the smith” was Mac gobhann, which became MacGowan.

WHERE DOES THE Gow CLAN HAIL FROM?
The Gow surname is associated with Perthshire and Inverness-shire

One notable member of the Gow family is John Gow, a Scottish Pirate. He may have had a short carrier (1724-1725) but he was immortalised by being included in the book, A General History of the Pyrates by Charles Johnson. Before 1724 John was a second mate of the Caroline, crew members were unhappy with conditions on board and eventually the crew along with Gow killed the ships captain and renamed the ship Revenge. The Revenge went on to attack British ships in the region.