MacTavish History


Carved footprint at Dunadd Hillfort, thought to have been part of the Dal Riata's coronation ritual. This is the land of the early MacTavish.

Carved footprint at Dunadd Hillfort, thought to have been part of the Dal Riata’s coronation ritual. This is the land of the early MacTavish.

The History Of Clan MacTavish

The Honorable Clan MacTavish was brought out of a 200-year dormancy through the matriculation of the late Chief Dugald MacTavish of Dunardry in 1997 via formal affirmation by the Court of Lord Lyon.

Clan MacTavish is an ancient Highland Clan with origins in the period known as the high middle ages.  Having roots that trace back to the early middle age royal families of Ireland and the Dal Riada settlements in the Pictish world that would become known as the Coastal Highlands of Western Scotland. 

The MacTavish families share a heritage rich in the early history of the Scottish Clans, lands, and migrations. Many associated families are enjoying anew or have discovered their Scottish heritage in the fellowship offered through our Clan activities. 

We are fortunate to enjoy the services of our Clan Chief’s Seannachie (Historian), Patrick Thompson, to assist our understanding and appreciation of MacTavish History . . .

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Chief’s History Documentation

The Bloodline provided is of a maternal nature and not the direct male line. Much of the descent in The Bloodline of MacTavish Chiefs is based on mythical texts.

The direct Male lineage is provided separately in a PDF, Royal Pedigree-Cenel nDuach and The MacTavish Chiefs, below, found in the book “History of Clan MacTavish”. It was develpoed and verified from a variety of Irish and Scottish Historical texts. The lineage may be found at HM New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland.

(Links to Historical Documents are in PDF Format)

Celtic Kings Documentation

(Links To Historical Records are in PDF Format)

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