The Clan History
Septs of the clan include Davey, Dawson, Day, Dean, Dow, Kay, MacDade, and Slora, while the Inverness-shire Mackays are really said to be MacDhais.
Although Davidson sounds a English name the clan is, in fact, a Gaelic tribe, one of the earliest to become associated with the confederation of the clan Chattan. The name comes from their leader, David Dubh of Invernahaven, who married a Mackintosh, daughter of the clan Chattan chief, in the mid-14th century.
Motto: Sapienter si sincere - "Wisely if sincerely".
Badge: A stag's head.
Septs of the Clan: Davie, Davis, Dawson, Dow, Kay, Macdade, Macdaid, MacDavid.
Names associated with the clan: MACDAVID DENE DAVISON DAVISOUN DAW DAWE DAWES DAWESON DAVYSONE DAVITSON DAVYSON DAVIS DAUSON DEASONE DAUISOUN DAVIE DAUISONE DEASON DAWYSOUN DEANE DAUISON DAVIDSON DAUIESONE DAUYSONE DEASSOUN DAWSON DAUSOUN DAWYSONE DEIN DAWSONE DAVIDSONE DASON DAUYSON DEAN DAVESON DAUESOUN DAUESON DAVIESOUNE DEASSON DASONE DESSON DEYNE KEY KAYE KAE KAY KEE KEAY MACDAID MACDADE
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