MacQuarrie Tartan & Clan

A branch of the great clan Alpine, the name MacQuarrie derives from the gaelic “guaire” meaning “noble”. According to tradition, Guaire was the brother of Fingon, the progenitor of the MacKinnon clan.

Clan MacQuarrie Crest & Motto

Macquarrieofulva

"An T'Arm Breac Dearg"

The red tartaned army
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE MacQuarrie TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE MacQuarrie NAME MEAN?
The name MacQuarrie derives from the gaelic “guaire” meaning “noble”

WHERE DOES THE MacQuarrie CLAN HAIL FROM?
The Inner Hebrides and islands of Ulva, Staffa and Mull

How can the clan be the father of Australia? Perhaps not the whole clan but certainly Major-General Lachlan MacQuarie; the last Governor of New South Wales. MacQuarie helped to transition New South Wales away from being a prison to being a settlement and in his time as governor, the population of Australia rose greatly. MacQuarie also helped to develop Australia's first currency. In honour of his work, many places in Australia are named after him. Other notable Clan MacQuarrie members include Ralph McQuarrie, an academy award-winning American conceptual designer and illustrator who designed the original star wars trilogy and other notable films such as ET and Cocoon.