MacThomas Tartan & Clan

Thomas, a Gaelic speaking Highlander, known as Tomaidh Mor (Great Tommy), from where the clan takes its name, was a descendant of the Clan Chattan MacKintoshes, his grandfather having been a son of William, 8th Chief of the Clan Chattan. Thomas lived in the 15th century, at a time when the clan Chattan confederation had become large and unmanageable, so he took his kinsmen and followers across the Grampians, from Badenoch to Glenshee, where they settled and flourished, being known as McComie (phonetic form of the Gaelic MacThomaidh), McColm and McComas (from MacThom and MacThomas). To the government in Edinburgh, they were known as MacThomas and are so described in the Roll of the Clans in the Acts of the Scottish Parliament of 1587 and 1595, and MacThomas remains the official name of the Clan to this day, notwithstanding the fact that few of its members have ever actually been named MacThomas.

Clan MacThomas Crest & Motto

Macthomasoffinegand

"Deo Juvante Invidiam Superabo"

God Help Overcome Envy
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE MacThomas TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE MacThomas NAME MEAN?
From the Gaelic MacThomaidh

WHERE DOES THE MacThomas CLAN HAIL FROM?
Glenshee

The progenitor of the clan was a grandson of William MacKintosh known as Tomaidh Mor or Big Tommy. During Big Tommy's time, the MacThomases were a part of the Chattan Confederation, however, the confederation had grown too large and therefore unmanageable. Tommy led his men over the hills to Glen Shee, where the clan settled