Lennox Tartan & Clan

From the ancient Celtic Mormaers of Levenax sprang the Earls of Lennox who were to become joined to the royal house of Stewart. The origins of the earldom, which was well established by the twelfth century, are disputed, but one theory asserts that a Saxon baron by the name of Arkyll received lands in Dunbartonshire and Stirlingshire from Malcolm III, and by his marriage to a Scottish heiress had a son, Alwyn, first Earl of Lennox. However, it is claimed by other historians that the earldom was conferred by William the Lion upon his brother, David, Earl of Huntingdon, and that the family of Lennox was not established until after William’s reign.

Clan Lennox Crest & Motto

Lennox

"I’ll Defend"

OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Lennox TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Lennox NAME MEAN?
‘Leamhanach’ signified in Gaelic a ‘smooth stream’ or perhaps ‘place of the elm trees’.

WHERE DOES THE Lennox CLAN HAIL FROM?
The ancient earldom which bore this name consisted of the whole of Dunbartonshire, as well as large parts of Renfrewshire, Stirlingshire and Perthshire.

On 31 May 2017, the current Lennox clan chief organised his clan into a society known simply as "Clan Lennox," he appointed officers and an international council of commissioners. The executive administrative officer of the clan is titled the Clan Chamberlain and the first chamberlain is Gordon Lennox, a solicitor from Glasgow.