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Welcome to the Clan Mackay Association Website. This Group is composed of kith and kin alike. We are family-friendly and primarily use this website as a means of keeping in touch and supporting each other. This group is not officially affiliated with Clan Mackay USA.

The following is a brief history of Clan Mackay.

Crest Badge: "A dexter cubit arm holding erect a dagger in pale,all proper, hilt and pommel, or".
Motto: "Manu Forti"; (With a strong (or firm) hand.)
Gaelic Name: MacAoidh (Mac Y), (Son of Fire)

The Mackays claim descent from the Royal House of Moray through the line of Morgund of Pluscarden and were originally known as Clan Morgan. The acceptance of the Mackay's origin deriving from Morgund of Pluscardine is one suggested by Sir Learney as a possible answer to why the clan was called Morgan by Sir Robert Gordon. A possible correct answer to the Morgan question is that the clan name came from an early member named Morgan. Others suggested that Duncan mac Sithig, leader of Clan Morgan, in 1130, was an ancestor of the MacEth/Morgan/Mackay ancestor of our clan. In fact, Duncan was Duncan son of Shaw, possibly of the Duff's of Fife, of the Macintosh line. There may be no connection with these "mac Sithig" Morgans to that of the Clan Mackay.

We invite you to join us for Celtic festivals, pub nights and assorted outings that promote the unity of this group. We also invite you to use this group as a viable way of networking for items and events of a Celtic nature.

The only rules to posting is to ensure that your posts are not offensive or publicly degrading anyone. We encourage everyone to settle personal disagreements outside of this website. All offensive posts will be deleted and the offender will be placed on moderated status in order to protect the integrity of this website and maintain the cohesiveness of this group.

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  • Scottish
  • Dec 6, 2005
  • English

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