Macrae Tartan & Clan

The name MacRae or the gaelic “McRath” is understood to mean “son of grace” and is commonly thought to be of ecclesiastical origin. The clan name first appears in the district of Beauly in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries but within one hundred years they had migrated to Kintail in Wester Ross.

Clan Macrae Crest & Motto

Macrae

"Fortitudine"

With Fortitude
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Macrae TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Macrae NAME MEAN?
Macrae means 'son of grace' or 'son of good fortune'

WHERE DOES THE Macrae CLAN HAIL FROM?
Beauly, Kintail

If your name is Macrae you are a member of one of the rare"mac" clans that does not refer to a specific ancestor. The clan seat is Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich. Eilean Donan lay in ruins for 200 years until purchased by a Colonel Macrae-Gilstrap a descendant of the last MacRae constables of the castle. He spent from 1912 until 1932 reconstructing the castle and building it into what can be seen today.