Sinclair Tartan & Clan

“No family in Europe beneath the rank of royalty boasts a higher antiquity, a nobler illustration, or a more romantic interest than that of St. Clair” Sir Bernard Burke ‘A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage’

Clan Sinclair Crest & Motto

Sinclair

"Commit Thy Work To God"

OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Sinclair TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Sinclair NAME MEAN?
A derivation of the last name St. Claire, St. Clare or St. Clere which came from the the Latin clarus, meaning 'pure, renowned, illustrious.'

WHERE DOES THE Sinclair CLAN HAIL FROM?
St. Clare in Pont d'Eveque in Normandy is generally thought to be the birthplace of this great northern clan. The family received a grant of the Barony of Roslin in Midlothian during the twelfth century. Through marriage, the family obtained the Earldom of Orkney, and in the next century received land in Caithness. The earldom or kingdom of Orkney was later resigned by order of James III.

Although Caithness and Orkney is considered ‘home’ for the Clan, Sinclair families are found not just throughout the UK but worldwide. The main Scottish branches of the family are headed by the Earl of Caithness, Earl of Rosslyn, Lord Sinclair, Viscount Thurso and Sir Patrick Sinclair of Dunbeath.